Chicken owner shoots own leg while hu...

Chicken owner shoots own leg while hunting opossum

There are 53 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Aug 25, 2009, titled Chicken owner shoots own leg while hunting opossum. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A northwest Washington man is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the leg while hunting an opossum that had been snatching his chickens.

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Plaxico Burress

El Paso, TX

#2 Aug 26, 2009
Yo man, where's my dinner?
james beardsley

Biddeford, ME

#3 Aug 26, 2009
it apears jeff the anti is at it again anymore peta cat killins i want to read more you piece of crap! anti
Jethro Bodine

Succasunna, NJ

#5 Aug 26, 2009
Granny -when's vittles gonna be ready???
Gunslinger915

United States

#7 Aug 26, 2009
TheOtherWhiteMeat wrote:
so the salesman goes up to the farmhouse looking to spend the night when his car breaks down..... farmer sees him and says "yeah, you can spend the night but keep your hands off my daughter!". guys sit around having dinner served by the nubile kin, and a three-legged pig hobbles by....
guy says: "what's with the pig?"
farmer: "that pig? let me tell you - that's no ordinary pig. little One day, little Timmy fell in the river, and that pig jumped right in and pulled him out on to the bank and gave him mouth to mouth resuscitation!"
guy: "you're kidding me!"
farmer: "but that's not all! one night the barn caught fire and that animal opened up all the doors and let the animals out. he then ran into the house and woke me up'!
guy: "wow - is that how he lost his leg?"
farmer: "are you kidding me, son? you don't eat a pig like that all at once!"
(props to Garrison Keillor and the state fair)
Now that there is funny, I don't care who you are :) I just had to read this story. Was just wondering who the hell in this country says "opossum". Had to be Washington State. For all you newspaper writers and editors out there, it's a POSSUM. And they real tasty to, if'n you cook'm up with some sweet taters, blackeye peas, grits and fried green tomatoes.:):)
Get Real

Greenwich, CT

#9 Aug 26, 2009
Gunslinger915 wrote:
<quoted text> Now that there is funny, I don't care who you are :) I just had to read this story. Was just wondering who the hell in this country says "opossum". Had to be Washington State. For all you newspaper writers and editors out there, it's a POSSUM. And they real tasty to, if'n you cook'm up with some sweet taters, blackeye peas, grits and fried green tomatoes.:):)
I thought the same thing, never heard that critter called an opossum. The damn things are ugly as sin and prowl around in my backyard once in awhile at night. I'll pass on that meal, a good old sirloin steak and potato works for me.
Gunslinger915

United States

#11 Aug 26, 2009
Get Real wrote:
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I thought the same thing, never heard that critter called an opossum. The damn things are ugly as sin and prowl around in my backyard once in awhile at night. I'll pass on that meal, a good old sirloin steak and potato works for me.
Well down this way, they are mostly "speed bumps" on country roads, along with the cousins, Armadillos.
Hey Now

Prior Lake, MN

#12 Aug 26, 2009
So.. was he a chicken owner or did he own chickens?
Opossum is possum

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Aug 26, 2009
Gunslinger915 wrote:
<quoted text> Now that there is funny, I don't care who you are :) I just had to read this story. Was just wondering who the hell in this country says "opossum". Had to be Washington State. For all you newspaper writers and editors out there, it's a POSSUM. And they real tasty to, if'n you cook'm up with some sweet taters, blackeye peas, grits and fried green tomatoes.:):)
No one in this country pronounces IT as "O"possum...just another way of spelling the word. Do you pronounce it tomatoe, tomato or tomatl (Mexican)? To all you newspaper writers and editors, pay no attention to the TEXAN with the "Certificate of Attendance", who just crossed the border last month, with a tomatl.
Nobama

Santa Clara, CA

#14 Aug 27, 2009
Danm .. I HATE IT when that happens!
Nobama

Santa Clara, CA

#15 Aug 27, 2009
Get Real wrote:
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I thought the same thing, never heard that critter called an opossum. The damn things are ugly as sin and prowl around in my backyard once in awhile at night. I'll pass on that meal, a good old sirloin steak and potato works for me.
No chit, mang. We had an opossum got into the garage a few weeks ago because SOMEONE (ME!) forgot to hit the button to close the garage door.
Those things are UGLY! I MEAN UGLY! They 'ain't
too friendly either. People actually eat those butt-ugly things? Thanks, but I'll stick to a nice Porterhouse.
Wun Hung Low

Poughkeepsie, NY

#16 Aug 27, 2009
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>No ****, mang. We had an opossum got into the garage a few weeks ago because SOMEONE (ME!) forgot to hit the button to close the garage door.
Those things are UGLY! I MEAN UGLY! They 'ain't
too friendly either. People actually eat those ****-ugly things? Thanks, but I'll stick to a nice Porterhouse.
After a dozen or so beers that get to look a lot better and sexier. Same as with women.
james beardsley

Biddeford, ME

#17 Aug 27, 2009
Hey Jeff, do you have any more gun killin stories? I want to read them all, but when you find a gun that acctually killed someone put it on the front page you will make millions.
james beardsley

Biddeford, ME

#19 Aug 27, 2009
Please wrote:
I wish more hunters would shoot themselves.
we hunters wish you would shoot yourself
Woody Guthrie

United States

#20 Aug 27, 2009
Hey Now wrote:
So.. was he a chicken owner or did he own chickens?
Both.
Please

Shelton, CT

#22 Aug 27, 2009
james beardsley wrote:
<quoted text>we hunters wish you would shoot yourself
Don't hold your breathe. It would never happen. You see, I don't own a gun, don't have the sick mind with the desire to kill innocent creatures that I have no business killing. I don't have the warped hunter mind. Hopefully you're kind are becoming the minority these days.
Gunslinger915

United States

#23 Aug 27, 2009
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>No chit, mang. We had an opossum got into the garage a few weeks ago because SOMEONE (ME!) forgot to hit the button to close the garage door.
Those things are UGLY! I MEAN UGLY! They 'ain't
too friendly either. People actually eat those butt-ugly things? Thanks, but I'll stick to a nice Porterhouse.
Nobama, if you remember the good ol' days of The Beverly Hillbillies, you would know all about "Granny cook'n up some possum stew and makin it mighty tasty, wth some sweet taters"..........etc. No don't think anybody would actually eat one of these things. No idea what they would taste like". Doubt if it's "chicken". My favorite is Mexican food. Maybe could cook a possum up and make menudo, barbacoa?? I could never figure out whats in that stuff. These are wild animals, so be careful if one gets near you. Mostly they will not go near people, but IF they do, they probably have rabies.
NoBush

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Aug 27, 2009
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>No chit, mang. We had an opossum got into the garage a few weeks ago because SOMEONE (ME!) forgot to hit the button to close the garage door.
Those things are UGLY! I MEAN UGLY! They 'ain't
too friendly either. People actually eat those butt-ugly things? Thanks, but I'll stick to a nice Porterhouse.
I thought you only eat BUSH meat?
Human Hater

Lebanon, PA

#25 Aug 27, 2009
Please wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't hold your breathe. It would never happen. You see, I don't own a gun, don't have the sick mind with the desire to kill innocent creatures that I have no business killing. I don't have the warped hunter mind. Hopefully you're kind are becoming the minority these days.
Hunters who hunt for nothing more than the thrill of killing animals are nothing more than serial killers who don't have the balls to kill people.
Turski

Rocky Hill, CT

#26 Aug 27, 2009
james beardsley wrote:
<quoted text>we hunters wish you would shoot yourself
Yes, we want pwilson and ava shoot themselves.
RUSSELL

Peekskill, NY

#27 Aug 27, 2009
Opossums are herbavoirs. I can't believe they were eating his chickens, most likely, eating the feed.

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