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Colorado man shoots himself while trying to shoot raccoon

#1 Post by DispositionMatrix » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:40 pm

Colorado man attempting to shoot raccoon shoots himself
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police say a 67-year-old Colorado man attempting to shoot a raccoon on a utility pole shot himself in the lower leg instead.

The shooting was reported just after midnight Tuesday on the southeast side of Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs police say the man was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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#2 Post by Eris » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:54 pm

I don't think his sights are zeroed in.
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#3 Post by senorgrand » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:07 pm

Eris wrote:
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I don't think his sights are zeroed in.
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#4 Post by rockyriverleather » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:23 pm

What the hell was he doing out at midnight shootin at racoons. What a moran. Got problems with racoons, live trap them, run them a few miles away and let them go.

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#5 Post by DougMasters » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:38 pm

So to shoot the raccoon, he pointed the gun back and towards his leg.

Guys, I may have missed somethin but I think I've been using this thing all wrong. Ima go to the range later and flip everything around.

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#6 Post by Bisbee » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:06 pm

Seems to me white males from Colorado Springs have a particular dislike for -coons. In his haste to dispatch the perceived intruder to his paradise of racial purity, this gentleman must have forgotten his trigger discipline. An unintended outcome due to excitement in finding an excuse to display his firearm potency, not unlike blowing his load before...
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#7 Post by highdesert » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:58 pm

I hope he doesn't have a concealed carry permit, heavens knows who he'd shoot. Wonder if an adult beverage or two or three was part of this incident.
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#8 Post by TrueTexan » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:36 pm

What’s going on in Colorado? FBI Agent shots bystander in bar after showing his gymnastics ability. Now we have a guy shooting himself in leg while trying to subdue a raccoon. I wonder if he was shooting a Glock with one of those leg seeking bullets.
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#9 Post by NoEyeDeer » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:54 pm

Raccoon hunting is done at night with a 22 in Florida.

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#10 Post by CDFingers » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:02 am

I prefer the kitchen broom as the proper anti raccoon weapon. Yes, it's true: I've swept myself while dealing with them wretched trash pandas.

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#11 Post by TrueTexan » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:02 pm

CDFingers wrote:
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I prefer the kitchen broom as the proper anti raccoon weapon. Yes, it's true: I've swept myself while dealing with them wretched trash pandas.

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Did you sweep yourself with your 9mm hand broom or your 30/06 long broom or the 12 ga push broom? :D
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#12 Post by DougMasters » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:11 pm

Wasn't there a statistic I read somewhere? Something about the odds being 500 times more likely to have your gun used against you by a raccoon than the odds of defending yourself against the raccoon?

I'm pretty sure I read that on the internet. I think we all know what really happened here.

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#13 Post by TrueTexan » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:12 pm

I wonder if this raccoon is kin to the one that climbs skyscrapers?
At about 2:30 a.m. local time, a grainy live feed from St. Paul showed a shadowy little figure scurrying up and onto the top of a 25-story building, prompting an almost audible sigh of relief from the internet.
For hours on Tuesday, Twitter users followed the exploits of the daredevil free-climbing raccoon. The drama started after maintenance workers removed the creature from the roof of a St Paul office block.
Not prepared to take a hint, it headed to the neighboring UBS tower -- one of the tallest buildings in the city.
Then it started to climb.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/13/us/racco ... index.html
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#14 Post by TrueTexan » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:14 pm

DougMasters wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:11 pm
Wasn't there a statistic I read somewhere? Something about the odds being 500 times more likely to have your gun used against you by a raccoon than the odds of defending yourself against the raccoon?

I'm pretty sure I read that on the internet. I think we all know what really happened here.
Raccoon was quoted "I was trying to just take it away from him when it discharged. I was in fear of my life." :D
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#15 Post by Bisbee » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:43 am

TrueTexan wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:12 pm
I wonder if this raccoon is kin to the one that climbs skyscrapers?
At about 2:30 a.m. local time, a grainy live feed from St. Paul showed a shadowy little figure scurrying up and onto the top of a 25-story building, prompting an almost audible sigh of relief from the internet.
For hours on Tuesday, Twitter users followed the exploits of the daredevil free-climbing raccoon. The drama started after maintenance workers removed the creature from the roof of a St Paul office block.
Not prepared to take a hint, it headed to the neighboring UBS tower -- one of the tallest buildings in the city.
Then it started to climb.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/13/us/racco ... index.html
Hot Damn! That bad raccoon free-climbed it!
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