Tuesday, July 13, 2010

From the Press

Fatso the croc chomps drunk chump

The Age is not normally given to such headlines, but it has been suggested that the online edition is somewhat downmarket. Perhaps this is the required proof. I had to read the headline twice to absorb what it said. The story is just about some drunk bloke who thought it would be funny to ride a crocodile.

And then sometimes I come across an article in a newspaper that gives me such a warm glow of pleasure. There are just so many things wrong about this scene, including can you really stop a wild pig with a .22 rifle?

A NEW Zealand man remained in stable condition today after his dog jumped on a loaded rifle and accidentally shot him in the backside.

The 40-year-old man from Te Kopuru, located in far-northern New Zealand, was injured while on a pig-shooting trip with three other men on Saturday.

The man was sitting in the back seat of a 4WD vehicle when the dog jumped on the loaded .22 rifle, which was also on the back seat.

The gun fired and a bullet lodged in the man's buttocks.

He was treated at the scene before being flown to Whangarei Hospital by helicopter where he had surgery to remove the bullet.

The men told police they thought the gun was unloaded, prompting authorities to warn of the need to be careful transporting firearms.


  1. The Natural Selection theory of evolution comprises many similar episodes.

  2. Martin4:43 pm

    He's no longer THAT man's best friend (somebody had to say it).

  3. LMFAO
    There are so many things wrong with that whole scenario, beginning with the fact he managed to live til he was 40!?!

  4. In thought something was wrong with my eyes as I tried to read the title of that article right there... too word-y, too weird, :(

  5. Ann, loaded gun on the seat, jump up into the car doggie, bang. You are right, natural selection happening.

    Martin, I hope he still got a feed that night.

    I lol'd Jayne. Yes, he made forty, surprisingly.

    Cazzie, not really what you expect from The Age, is it.

  6. Anonymous1:00 am

    Nope, more The Herald Sun style Andrew