Man’s best friend just became a little less popular.
As reported by the the Sheridan Press, Richard L. Fipps, of Sheridan, Wyoming was shot by a rifle that his dog stepped on in Johnson County, Montana.
The 46-year-old man was hit in the arm and sustained non-life threatening injuries from the accident, which sent him to the hospital for treatment.
Fipps and two other men were attempting to move a truck that had become stuck, according to the Sheriff’s Office report.
Fipps told a dog in the front seat of the truck to get into the back seat. Among the various things in the back seat was a .300 Winchester Magnum with the safety switched off. The dog discharged the weapon, which fired directly through the side of the truck.
While not life-threatening, the wound may cause Fipps to lose his arm.