Talk about being at the wrong place at the wrong time...
Now, a bullet not hitting the mark is not all that unusual while hunting. Missed shots happen all the time. However, we cannot help but wonder, what are the odds of this happening?
Just watch the video to see what we mean. This is one of those instances where if it wasn't on video as proof, we would have a hard time believing the story.
To give the hunter in this video some credit, here is his explanation as to why both of his shots were so far off the mark... and right on the rabbit.
"To make a long story short, my son dropped my rifle one week before this hunt and did not tell me it was dropped, after making two repetitive shots with custom loads, I knew it was not me. 15 minutes later, buck came back out and I had a chance to get my other gun from my truck and harvest him, however I did not film the fatal shot, but I have pictures. Please notice innocent bystander (rabbit) on the first shot. I was shooting a 7mm Magnum."
Note to hunters: If you let anyone borrow your rifle, even if it is a family member, you better check the scope before going back out in the field. We know this may sound like a lot of extra work, but sometimes it is better to be safe than sorry. After all, nothing hurts worse than watching that big buck get away.
Note to rabbits: Don't hang around big bucks during hunting season...