Real Annie Oakley

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ghostrider, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

    Cow slaughter backfires for man Wed Oct 26,12:50 PM ET

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A man who twice missed while trying to shoot a friend's cow only to accidentally shoot a passer-by in the leg was fined Wednesday for what an Australian court described as a freak accident.

    Rudolf Stadler, 61, agreed in April last year to shoot the troublesome cow which belonged to a friend who owns a hobby farm at Caboolture in tropical Queensland state.

    Stadler lured the cow to a shed, and then took aim with his rifle. He missed. He took aim a second time, fired and missed again.

    The second shot went through the back of the shed, a fence across a paddock and then through the door of a car being driven along a road behind the farm.

    The bullet hit 46-year-old Carrie Tunning in the leg, the Brisbane District Court heard. Tunning, a passenger in the car, made a full recovery but Stadler was so distressed by the incident that he handed in his firearms license.

    The court fined Stadler A$1,000 and banned him from obtaining another gun license for five years.

    The cow was not so lucky, with Stadler eventually finding his mark.
  2. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    :eek: How do you miss a cow with a rifle at the ranges inside a shed TWICE?!?!? Icould see the freak chance of once with a stumble or the cow lurching or maybe that its a small cal and rickochets off the skull or just dosnt penetrate or get a clean kill, but to miss the cow and especialy TWICE at that kind of range is just sad!
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    badly mounted scope?
    seriously. If he used a scope at 5 feet, he might miss
  4. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I suppose it would be possible but I mean a grown cows head is almost the size of a mans torso, I would figure even shooting from the hip a reasonably unskilled person should hit somewhere in the head at that range even if its not through the brain.
  5. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Ever see Australians Sober with a gun in their hands? :lol:
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