Ever wondered what happens when you shoot an animal in the head? Here is a detailed medical explanation of the physiological effects of headshots.
If you’ve ever shot an animal in the head, you’re probably familiar with the thrashing and twitching displayed by the animal after being hit. If you’ve ever wondered why animals display that sort of reaction after being shot in the brain versus a traditional heart/lung shot, you’ve come to the right place.
Pay attention and prepare to learn a few things: here is a great medical explanation of the physiological effects of headshots given by Professor Miles Epstein from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Warning: This video contains a few graphic headshots.
I don’t know about you, but I learned a few things from Professor Epstein’s commentary, particularly the fact that an animal with severe brain damage is does not feeling pain, regardless of what it may look like. I hope you learned a few things as well.