ELM CREEK — An Elm Creek teenager was off by a foot when he shot a raccoon Monday night and needed to take a trip to the emergency room.
According to the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, Devin Stall, 18, of Elm Creek heard a raccoon attacking his dog at 11:52 p.m. and shot the animal with a Browning .22 rifle.
The raccoon was only wounded with the first shot, so Stall put his foot on the animal to hold it down, shot again and accidentally shot himself in his right foot.
Stall was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, where he was treated and released.
— World-Herald News Service