Ex-LSU Football Player Shot By Dog On Hunting Trip

EAGLE LAKE, Miss. (AP-via WBRZ News 2) - A former LSU lineman was shot while duck hunting in Mississippi and lost his leg, according to his friend, who says the dog did it.

Micah Heckford tells The Clarion Ledger that he and several others were on a duck hunting trip near Eagle Lake when Matt Branch was accidentally hit by a blast from his shotgun, which he had left loaded in the bed of his pickup truck. Heckford says a Labrador named Tito then jumped onto the truck bed, "stepped on the safety of Branch's shotgun and pulled the trigger.".

 

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