"He's adorable," declared 55-year-old Rene, speaking of his beloved dog that managed to shoot him. Rene took the Blue Gascony Basset hound dog along on a deer trip. The dog accidentally caught the trigger of the gun while leaping up to cuddle its owner, shattering the hunter's hand.
reported Rene, who refused to give his surname, said “I looked at my hand and straight away called my son who was not far away." He was transported to a hospital in Bordeaux by helicopter.
reported that the Frenchman, who needed to have his hand amputated, blames himself for leaving the safety catch off. He explained how he became a victim of his best friend, saying the dog "jumped on me to give me a cuddle, I think. As he jumped, he put a paw on the gun."
The dog is not yet fully trained as a hunting hound and Rene is adamant that the accident is "not the dog’s fault."