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And yet another entry into the “Hold My Beer” file. According to this story on the website of KROTV, last Sunday, a 51-year-old gentleman decided to try a shortcut to dinner by way of taking a shot at a salmon on the Deschutes River in Oregon with a .22 rifle. Well, he missed the fish. But he did hit a rock right next to it, causing the bullet to ricochet and hit him in the head.

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The man (who’s name isn’t mentioned and who declined to be interviewed) lived to tell the tale. He’s just blind in one eye now. If shooting your eye out a la “A Christmas Story” isn’t embarrassing and traumatizing enough, once he recovers he’ll have to face the music from the local sheriff’s office and Department of Fish & Wildlife. The maximum penalty for shooting a fish with a gun is one year in jail, according to the story.

That’s a tough break considering you can eat all the teriyaki salmon you want for $10 at the Old Country Buffet. Have a great (and safe) weekend.

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