Fox shoots its hunter in Belarus

Fox shoots its hunter in Belarus
Belarus: In a never-heard-before incident, a wounded fox shot its would be killer in Belarus by pulling the
trigger on the hunter's gun.

According to media reports, the bizarre incident occurred in the country's Grodno region while the hunter was trying to kill the already wounded animal with the butt of the rifle.

As the pair scuffled, the fox accidentally pulled the trigger with its paw and the bullet hit the man, sending him to hospital and making its escape, the Telegraph reported.

The unnamed hunter, who had approached the fox after injuring it from a distance, is being recuperating from his leg injury in a local hospital, the report said, citing prosecutors from the region.

"The animal fiercely resisted and in the struggle accidentally pulled the trigger with its paw," one prosecutor was quoted as saying.

Fox-hunting is popular in the picturesque farming region of northwestern Belarus which borders Poland.