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Life imitates satire

I went out to hunt some deer
On a mornin’ bright and clear
I went and shot the maximum the game laws would allow
Two game wardens, seven hunters, and a cow#

Man looking for golf balls shot by hunters who mistook him for an animal
Individual wounded in freak accident at a Dublin golf club after he searched for missing balls in a lake

Only wounded, so it is an Irish joke.

10 thoughts on “Life imitates satire”

  1. ‘On a mornin’ bright and clear’

    Actually I think it was night time. Of course I do wonder about some hunters wandering around in the dark shooting people. Maybe they’re practicing for a new round of the Troubles?

  2. Police said they thought the hunting party noticed movement in the low light and fired at what they thought was an animal.

    Firing at a target before it’s properly identified is idiocy. They should lose their licences at least.

  3. Love your reference. Impressive foresight, old Tom.
    Climbing in the charts: “We Will All Go Together When We Go!”

  4. Mmmm…. As the article hints, the retrieval of lost golf balls & sale to the shop tends to be a franchise with golf courses. Jealously guarded. One can’t help but wonder if that was a warning shot went rather low.

  5. Happens every year here at the start of the hunting season (First Sunday in November)…

    60,000 ‘hunters’ walking around the countryside at Dawn shooting at anything that moves.

    What could possibly go wrong? Well, dead hunters obvs.

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