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Arkansas veterinarian operates on dog that ate 23 bullets

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by stg58, May 9, 2015.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    Few rounds of .22 or 9 MM but 23 rounds of .308? Wow !:eek:

    Arkansas veterinarian operates on dog that ate 23 bullets - Yahoo News
    MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas veterinarian has kept a dog from going out with a bang after the animal ate 23 live rifle rounds.

    Benno, the 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, had surgery last week to remove the .308 caliber ammunition from his stomach, The Baxter Bulletin (Dog eats 23 live rounds ) reported.

    Owner Larry Brassfield said Benno has eaten socks, magnets and marbles, but he didn't expect the animal would bother a bag of bullets by his bed. Brassfield and his wife realized Benno needed medical attention after the pet vomited up four rounds.

    Veterinarian Sarah Sexton at All Creatures Animal Hospital removed 17 rounds from Benno's stomach but left two in his esophagus, which the dog was allowed to discharge on his own.

    "This is something they certainly did not cover in school," Sexton said. "I've had dogs eat things before, mostly stuffed toys. Once I had one swallow a hearing aid, but I think this takes the cake."

    Brassfield said he won't leave ammo lying around anymore but isn't optimistic that Benno will stick to dog food.

    "You can baby-proof a house," Brassfield said. "But I don't think it's possible to Benno-proof a house. Lord knows, we've tried and failed."

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  2. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    That can't be a Dog.... Sounds more like a Goat......
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  3. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    take one if the surviving rounds and remove the possibility of it happening again
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  4. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Let him die if that dog is that bent on suicide
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  5. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    And he chewed them!
    Glad he didn't eat any pork&beans, He could have taken out a wall !
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  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    That would make a fierce guard dog!! Bark, growl, and shoot intruders!!
  7. madmax

    madmax Far right. Bipolar. Veteran. Don't push me.

    I want that dawg..
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  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    " yes, officer, this is all we found of the intruders. ....well these and the blood stains. We're not sure how many there were, it seems benno here, ATE 'EM guns and all!!:eek:"[LMAO]
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  9. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I'm not sure the Monkey range officer would have allowed this... might have been injurious to the dog as well as by standers...;)
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  10. vonslob

    vonslob Monkey++

    I am glad the dog is good. I can not see how this dog is trying to commit suicide, imo he is just another silly dog doing silly dog things.
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  11. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    My goodness. I once had a friend's malamute over for the day while they went away, and he ate a hole in my refrigerator door to get to the lunch meat. In retrospect, I thought it was nice of him to leave a single slice in the package for me. This Benno, however...is having difficulty differentiating food from ordinary solid objects. Maybe if the owner got him a steady supply of doggy bones for his teething, he might not eat everything in the house. LOL

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  12. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Must have used the wrong lube when loading his ammo--lol. Dog thought it was food.
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  13. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    A Rhodesian Ridgeback WILL eat lard impregnated patches. A fact I know first hand.
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  14. Mike

    Mike Ol' Army Sergeant Monkey

    Dawgs will be dawgs
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  15. wnn

    wnn Guest

    ROFFLMAO. gotta love a dog. ..glad the pups ok & not armed anymore. Made me spit beer outa my nose readin that article tho..
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