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Dog shoots owner in Florida


A hunter's weapon lies against a slain deer next to a dog near in the eastern German city of Sieversdorf on Nov. 20, 2010. The month of November is the main hunting period in the region.



A dog has shot his owner. Well, that's one way of putting it. The alternate way to tell this story is that a human man carelessly left a loaded gun on the ground next to his dog. 

Gregory Dale Lanier, a Florida resident, reported to police that he was traveling in his truck when his dog kicked a gun on the truck's floor, Highlands Today reported. Why was a loaded gun on the floor? No idea! Lanier totally thought the gun was unloaded and was "surprised" that it wasn't, according to Highlands Today.

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Police have ruled the shooting accidental. Lanier was shot in the leg but is expected to recover,  WPBF reported

Remarkably, this is the second time that a Florida man has been shot by a dog. In December 2011, Billy E. Brown was shot by his bulldog on a deer hunting trip.