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Duck Hunting Lab Shoots Owner In Butt

Drake, a Labrador Retriever, didn't want to go duck hunting on Saturday. He would much rather been playing fetch at the local park. To put...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Nov 24th 2008


Drake, a Labrador Retriever, didn’t want to go duck hunting on Saturday. He would much rather been playing fetch at the local park.

To put a stop to this unwanted activity he shot his owner in the buttocks. It worked, duck hunting was canceled.

Marcum was standing in the bay Saturday morning, about to tie up an 11-foot open aluminum boat, when his 3-year-old Labrador, Drake, jumped into the boat and set off the gun, his Father, Henry Marcum, said Sunday. The blast blew a hole in the boat before hitting Marcum.

His son was concerned about the dog, Henry Marcum said. “He’s a good dog. It’s just one of those things. It’s an accident.”

Matthew Marcum is in Portland’s Legacy Emanuel Hospital & Health Center, recovering from injuries to his legs and buttocks. Not much more I can add to this story.

* I didn’t have a picture of so I posted Dogster member River, who I’m pretty sure never shot his owner.