A Maryland hunter was knocked unconscious after a goose shot by a member of his group fell from the sky and hit him.
Robert Meilhammer, who was out with three fellow hunters, when he was struck by the animal, was transferred to a hospital, then airlifted to the Maryland Shock Trauma center.
According to Candy Thomson, spokesperson for the Maryland Natural Resources Police: "One of the members of the hunting party shot and killed the goose.
"It is unclear which one it was."
Meilhammer suffered injuries to his face and head, reportedly losing two teeth in the incident which Thomson described as 'freaky'.
She added: "He's lucky. Those birds weigh a lot, and falling back down to earth, they’re going to pick up a lot of speed. It’s gonna leave a mark."
According to Thomson, when Meilhammer came to, 'he didn’t know too much besides his name'.
Maria is a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer. Her writing has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. You can follow her on Twitter @MariaChiorando and Instagram @mariachiorando.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are prepared in the author's capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Plant Based News itself.
Since you're here...
Plant Based News is a FREE service that receives millions of views each week on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, our weekly newsletter and this website. This takes a lot of our personal time, money and hard work. But we do it because we KNOW it makes a difference. If those following our reporting helped by contributing, we could do even more. Please consider supporting us so we can create further awareness about animal rights, environmentalism, ethical consumerism and the plant-based lifestyle. Not a false narrative - but information that empowers people to make better choices.