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Goose Shot from Sky Falls, Knocks Maryland Hunter Unconscious

A hunter was hospitalized after a goose fell from midair and landed on him.

On February 1st, Robert Meilhammer, 51, was out hunting with three others when his party noticed a flock of Canada geese flying overhead. From a blind, one of the members of the group fired a shot that struck one of the birds. In a burst of tragic irony, the trajectory of the plummeting goose aligned perfectly with Meilhammer's location, striking him directly. The impact left injuries to his face and head, including the loss of two teeth.

It was a "really unusual, freaky accident," according to Maryland Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson, who said the goose was approximately the size of a small turkey. "He's lucky," she added. "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."

Obviously, hunting accidents like these are no better for the hunter than they are for the goose. Sources are unclear, however, as to how good they may be for the gander.

Potential preaching angles: Be careful what you ask for, you might just get it. You reap what you sow. Those who take the sword will perish by the sword.

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