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Dog Shoots Master in Hunting Accident

December 5, 1989

LYNGDAL, Norway (AP) _ A dog shot his master while they were hunting rabbits in southern Norway last weekend, the sheriff’s office said today.

The 50-year-old hunter suffered minor injuries when he was hit by pellets from a shotgun accidently fired by his dog Terna, a Finnish Hound, said Steinar Mydland, a Lyngdal district deputy sheriff, confirming a report in the Oslo daily Aftenposten.

The hunter and his companions had laid down their guns when they stopped to rest during a hunting trip Saturday near the town of Lyndal, Mydland said.

″The dog was playing near the guns and accidently hit the trigger,″ he said. ″Luckily, the shot ricocheted. A direct hit would have been tragic.″

Mydland refused to name the hunter, who was treated at a hospital and released.

″It wouldn’t be right. It’s embarrassing for a hunter to get shot by a dog,″ he said.

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