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Humans Shoot Themselves in Mouse Fight

Written by PETA | July 10, 2008

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In an act of epic failure and cruelty, a Mendocino County, California, woman tried to handle the mouse problem in her trailer with a .44-caliber Magnum. The result: two injured people and several snickering mice.

Beyond her heavy-caliber lack of compassion for not realizing that mice can be controlled humanely (like, without the use of firearms in a small enclosed space), this woman gets extra points for managing to shoot two people by accident. Her domestic hunting expedition was cut short when she dropped the Magnum, causing it to fire. The bullet struck her in the kneecap (pwnd!) and went on to graze a nearby man’s groin (dbl pwnd!) before ending up in his pocket. Hard to know what to say, really!

I love Fox news, my preferred news source for all things weird, for closing the story by reassuring everyone that “[t]he mice escaped the shooting unharmed.”

If you run into this woman on the street, let her know we’ll be happy to send her a humane mousetrap to help her make a better decision next time, just in case her self-inflicted knee-capping wasn’t enough.

Posted by Sean Conner

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  • Megan says:

    Some of the people on here disgust me. William using glue traps if you haven’t read is inhumane painful and all together wrong. An AR website is of course going to stand up for the animals but Tigress you were just rambling on and on not really having a point to where you are going. Of course your college is going to take you to a humane farm unless you are studying AR maybe. I believe just as much as the other guy people can express their feelings about whatever but how can you even defend that nutcase that shot herself and two other people. She has to be mental or just stupid this is pathetic.

  • S.Q. says:

    Anna Dr. Breen and S.Q. go on here to express our opinions just as you’re doing. And we have every right. Unfortunately you just can’t seem to get over your belief that you are better than everyone else.

  • Maya, CVT says:

    Of course we shouldn’t laugh when someone gets hurt but personally I’m glad she only shot herself. Of course she shot another person but from what I understand he did not sound seriously injured. Can you imagine what COULD have happened? She could have killed someone!! Maybe now that she shot herself she will have learned her lesson before she kills someone. What she did firing at mice must have been a serious crime very dangerous!! Shooting at mice is like using a bomb to get rid of house flies. It’s criminal. I must speak up about humane traps they may work at first but the only way to keep rodents out of the house is exclusion sealing off all areas where animals can come in.

  • lynda downie says:

    Thanks Antigone. So true.

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