01/12/2011 07:57 GMT | Updated 01/12/2011 16:52 GMT

Dog Shoots Owner In The Bottom During Hunting Trip

A man was shot in the bottom by his pet pooch on a duck shooting trip in Utah.

The unlucky hunter was brought to heel after he left his 12 gauge gun on the bow of his boat during a trip on the Great Salt lake.

His left-footed pet then jumped up onto the bow accidentally discharging the gun at his owner’s posterior. Twenty-seven pellets of shot were discharged in the 46-year-old’s rear, which had to be painstakingly removed at a nearby hospital.

The man suffered minimal injury, mainly as he was wearing waders.