Hunter in Critical Condition After Being Shot by Dog

December 12, 2011 Updated Dec 12, 2011 at 1:08 PM EDT

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Hunter in Critical Condition After Being Shot by Dog

December 12, 2011 Updated Dec 12, 2011 at 1:08 PM EDT

According to the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, a 78-year-old Florida man is in critical but stable condition after being shot in the thigh by his bulldog during during a hunting accident on Saturday.

According to the Times story, the dog bumped into the man's rifle inside a pickup truck while they were driving to their hunting stands, causing it to fire and hit the man in the right leg. The man underwent surgery following the accident, according to the Times report.

Read the St. Petersburg Times story HERE.