From Oregon’s KCBY News:

_William Roderick, 60, of Reedsport, was taken to the Douglas County jail Wednesday night on charges of second-degree assault, felon in possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.

Roderick told detectives he was house-sitting a home on Tuesday when he saw what he believed to be a nutria swimming in the river about 2 p.m. Roderick went onto the deck of the house and fired at the object with a .22-caliber rifle, police said.

When Roderick realized he had shot a person, he went to the shore and tried to get help for the snorkeler, 44-year-old John Chessman of Marcola. Chessman, who suffered one gunshot to the head, was listed in serious condition at OHSU in Portland on Wednesday._

Or is this the dumbest thing you’ve ever heard?