Dog Shoots Best Friend

Dominic K

Your dog is supposed to be your best friend. Well, until your dog shoots you with a gun.

A 46-year-old dog owner from Brigham City, Utah was shot from behind by his "loyal canine" during a duck hunting.

The best friends were traveling in a boat when the man stepped out to a shallow marsh to set up decoys for the targets. His 12-gauge shotgun was left resting across the bow of the boat.

County Sheriff Deputy Kevin Potter reported that:

"The dog did something to make the gun discharge. I don't know if the safety device was on. It's not impossible the dog could have taken it off safety."

The report added that the dog must have jumped on the boat's bow and hit the gun, resulting to the accidental firing. About 27 pellets of birdshot hit the man's buttocks. The man was able to call 9-1-1 after the incident. The hunter was transported to Brigham City Community Hospital where doctors removed the bird shot. He was eventually released to recover.

There is no word if the man and dog are still best friends.