Rabbit hunter misses target

| 08/01/2014

(CNS): A gunshot which appears to have been accidently fired into a Bodden Town residence saw police quickly on scene Wednesday afternoon. However, it appears that the intended target was a rabbit and the licensed firearms holder shot at the home by mistake. Police officers went to the house following the report by the home owner, who said a shot was fired through his window.  But an RCIPS spokesperson confirmed that preliminary enquiries quickly revealed the shot was fired by his neighbour who was hunting for rabbits. Police said no one was injured and the hunter had a licence for his weapon. However, the circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation.

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  1. biker says:

    Wikipedia: Agouti refers to a number of species of Central and South American rodents

    Rodent = RAT

     

    I hope I never get that hungry!

     

    • Anonymous says:

      Badap badap badap, I think a wabbit is also a wodent

    • Anonymous says:

      Ummmm…no. A rat is rodent but there are many rodents that are not rats. "Rodent is defined as "any of various mammals of the order Rodentia, such as a mouse, rat, squirrel, rabbit and beaver, characterized by large incisors adapted for gnawing or nibbling".

      Agoutis are very good eating. They feed on root crops such as potatoes and cassava. 

      • biker says:

        Ummmm.. yes. A rat is a rodent(ia), as well as an agouti is a rondent(ia). Same "family".

        I still have NO desire to eat ANY of the "rodentia" you've named.

        I guess I haven't gotten THAT hungry yet.

        Bon appétit!

         

  2. Anonymous says:

    What does the law say about discharging a firearm in a residential area? Seems to me that there are good reasons for prohibiting firearm dischrages in such areas as, not to mention around schools.  

    Hunt away from innocent persons including our children!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Run rabbit run rabbit run run run,

    Run from the farmer with hisgun gun gun

    He'll get by without his rabbit pie,

    Run rabbit run rabbit run run run!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Reminds me of a friend in the UK who was out ferreting. He mistook his ferret coming out of a burrow for a rabbit and shot it. New glasses cured that.

    On a more serious note. Rabbits are not nice little cuddly animals, they are destructive vermin that have be controlled.  

    • Anonymous says:

      Try so shoot some of the stinking iguanas! You haven't seen infestation yet! They replicating faster than rabbits! 🙂

  5. Anonymous says:

    Verry  upsetting. 

    I work in the Bodden Town area at a place frequented by tourist and could hear the chopper overhead that day.  Yes, we also have agouti in the surrounding area and some selfish and foolish person use to come in to "catch" the agouti when staff left our location.  Sometimes staff would find evidence of a trap and others times evidence of a gun being used.  The tourist enjoy seeing the agouti eating and playing in the area.  They do not come to hear gun fire and choppers buzzing the area.  If they wanted that, they would have joining the US Army and went to Middle East.  They are here on vacation to enjoy themselves, not be scared to death.

    I do not understand why or how this behaviour can be allowed to occur by a person with a licence firearm.  While I have no problem with an honest and intelligent person having a firearm with a licence, I would encourage the RCIP/Judge whoever is in charge of this to please take it away from this man before he kills someone. 

  6. Anonymous says:

    You know that feeling when you tell someone to stay off your property too many times and they take you for granted. Do you know how it feels that you are imprisoned in your own home and can’t leave just because you have an approved gun on the premises? In fear of it being seeked out.

    Perhaps and just perhaps there is more to this story than meets the eye. Either way. I’m sure somebody got the message, silly Wabbit or not.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Living in Cayman for the past 15 years and I have never seen a rabbit.  Not saying they aren't here but pretty rare.  Sounds like a tale (pun intended).

    • Anonymous says:

      Come to my yard in Bodden Town and have an morning or evening parade of rabbits feeding, playing or just frisking around.  Don't know where you are living but I see them every day.

    • Anonymous says:

      Obviously you must live on West Bay road.

    • SSM345 says:



      Cayman "rabbit" = Agouti

      Why? Try one.

    • Anonymous says:

      Man gets his gun out, man aims his gun, oops man hits inside his neighbor's house…has anyone ever seen a flying rabbit?  How did this mean hit inside his neighbor's house?  Nothing probably will happen cause it is who the person is who has the gun….this man could have killed someone, if he couldn't distinguish the inside of his neighbor's house to a rabbit who can't be more then maybe 6 inches from the ground up…RCIPS needs to take his gun away from him..he is a danger to society and especially to his neighbor

  8. Anonymous says:

    you need to remove this gun from this idiot before he kills someone. jeesas shooting rabbits on an estate? shot through someones window? WTF???

  9. Anonymous says:

    Why do some people have to kill anything non human and inoffensive that they think they can eat?

    • Anonymous says:

      George Carlin has an explanation in this YouTube clip: 

        Beware that the language if a bit strong, as George frequently used.

    • Anonymous says:

      Because they taste delicious as opposed to that crappy vegetarian food?

    • Anonymous says:

      So killing a human is ok? Rabbits are usually seen as a pest and need to be controlled, mind you not sure why he was firing towards a house, unless it was from a distance and didn't realise.. 

  10. 4Cayman says:

    19.25 what about the chickens and iguanas?  They are a nuisance and health hazardous with poop all over the place. The agriculture department or government are not doing one crap about the problem. So I welcome these hunters gladly to my yard to deal with the issue. Until government place a proper eradication  policy, the chicken and iguana hunters are welcome.

    if you want, I would be happy to drop a plate of chicken and iguana run down for you.

    • Anonymous says:

      The only nuisances that I have are my neighbors.  I would rather have my yard full of chickens and iguanas than people.  Who really is destroying the world? Answer: people

  11. Knot S Smart says:

    The rabbit moved…

    The hunter dropped his glasses..

    The house just rose up out of nowhere..

    The gun accidentally went off..

    And the rabbit just sat behind a bush laughing his head off…

  12. Anonymous says:

    I thawt I thaw a wabbit.

  13. Anonymous says:

    "The gunshot went through the window" – How tall was that rabbit??!?

    Watch out everyone, there is a giant rabbit roaming Bodden Town. He may not be armed and dangerous, but his neighbour sure is.

  14. Foreign Devil says:

    grab that weapon from that idiot now!

  15. Anonymous says:

    We might be missing the point here.  Perhaps the house is very small and shaped a bit like a rabbit.

  16. SKEPTICAL says:

    I thought that it was an offence to discharge a gun within 150 feet of a public road – licensed or not. Happily this time an innocent bystander in the neighboring house was not wounded, or killed.

  17. Anonymous says:

    we need more guns!!!!!……………..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  18. Anonymous says:

    However I will bet my house that nothing comes of this ..

  19. Anonymous says:

    Revoke the licence now. Period. The fact that he has a  licence make it even worse because that would imply he has had training and and is proficient in weapon handling. 

    You cannot miss a rabbit and hit a window…unless the window was lets say 6ft lower than the target (unlikely unless you are firing around Mount Pleasant…) or the "rabbit" (note the use of speech marks..) was 7ft tall.  Maybe it was a Duppy ?

    Something is clearly not right here…

  20. ONLY IN CAYMAN says:

    Only in cayman could this happen and no arrest made!

  21. Anonymous says:

    How can a "hunter" mistake a house for a rabbit?

     

    The "hunter" is obviously reckless or incompetent; probably both. Obviously the "hunter" is a menace to society.

     

    Revoke the license. 

     

  22. Anonymous says:

    Licenced or not, if the weapon is being discharged in a residential area, at minimum, the perpetrator should loose the license, all weapons, costs for property damage, and pay a community penalty.  It is only pure luck or bad aim that the headline wasn't different.  It should go without saying that folks without maturity or common sense should not be licensed to keep firearms.

    • Anonymous says:

      Is it too much to,hope the gun license and the gun are taken away before another house is mistaken for a rabbit?

  23. Anonymous says:

    Leave the friggin rabbits alone. If any of these SOBs with guns try to shoot them in my yard I will deal wth them.

  24. Anonymous says:

    As a gun owner and hunter myself I find it difficult to believe that this gun owner would make such a foolish mistake. He is going to get his gun license revoked for this foolish mistake.

  25. Anonymou says:

    Was he tested for alcohol or drugs?

    You don't have to be a genius to know that shooting toward another house is not smart or safe.