Trick Or Skeet!

it's your unlucky day!

Halloween is nearly upon us, and that means lots of candy, haunted houses, and vandalism.  In the spirit of the holiday, many people young and old dress up in costumes.  Kids especially love to get in on the act as they go trick or treating, and as long as you make squirrelsinnewssure they have plenty of reflective tape and a flashlight, they’ll be A-OK, right?

Well, that depends on whether you have an imbecile for a family member or not.  Someone on my message board who goes by the name Jarnon sent me a link to a news story that is just so unbelievable, you have to read it for yourself…..

NEW SEWICKLEY TWP. — A 9-year-old girl was accidentally shot in the shoulder Saturday night by a family member who thought she was an animal outside a New Sewickley Township home, police said.

New Sewickley Police Chief Ronald Leindecker said the girl, whom he would not identify, was over a hillside around 8:30 p.m. during a Halloween party at 376 Brewer Road.

Leindecker said an unidentified male relative mistook the girl, who was wearing a black costume and a black hat with white tassel, for a skunk and shot her in the shoulder with a shotgun.

The girl was alert and talking when she was flown to UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, Leindecker said. A report on her condition was not available. Leindecker said he was not sure if charges will be filed. He added that the man had not been drinking.

Officers on Saturday night were still investigating and collecting statements, and they will turn over the case to the Beaver County district attorney’s office, Leindecker said.

squirrel with gun

They’ll let any idiot have a gun these days…

Fortunately, the girl seems to be alright.  Unfortunately, she has a complete dumbass in her family who can’t even tell the difference between a 9 year old girl and a damn skunk!  I mean, especially taking into account that the guy was supposedly sober, how in the hell do you make that mistake?

hogans alley skunk

Classic video game version of today’s story of excellence in douchebaggery. If it’s cute, don’t shoot!

And then there’s the whole issue of why some dumbass would be shooting at a skunk in what I’d assume is a residential area to begin with.  I know there are a lot of people who like to pound their right to bear arms, and I’m not going to argue with them because they’ve all got guns and I don’t, but it’s numbnuts like this guy who make your cause look pretty foolish.  Somewhere out there, Charlton Heston has to be facepalming himself with his cold, dead hand….

She’s just asking to be the victim of a fly-by shooting…

So let this be a lesson to all of you who grab for your piece everytime you hear something move…. if you’re going to shoot a poor, defenseless, cute animal, at least take the time to make sure it’s a poor, defenseless, cute animal and not some poor, defenseless, cute kid dressed up to look like a poor, defenseless, cute animal.

And don’t forget to “kill it and grill it”. Hope you like skunkburgers! And please make sure not to use your blowtorch in the fur removal process.

About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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6 Responses to Trick Or Skeet!

  1. First of all I really enjoyed your cartoons, especially the skunk witch.
    Second of all, we don’t have skunks in Australia and I don’t know a lot about them but why would anyone rush about shooting one? I was under the impression (mainly because of Pepe le Pew)
    that were loving and smelling and harmless?

    • Skunks don’t really smell, what they do when they feel threatened is spray their “attacker” with an absolutely horrendous smelling secretion. Skunks are notorious for spraying curious dogs and cats who happen upon them. Other than that, they are just considered pests because like raccoons and possums, they’re night foragers who dig through people’s trash, and occasionally get inside and cause havoc. Most people wouldn’t impulsively shoot at a skunk, I think this guy was just a bit of a loose cannon…

  2. vengeance4 says:

    Whatever happened to the instinct of catching the poor, defenseless, cute animal? When I was a kid, if I saw something on the Ranch, I caught it. I tried to catch everything from goat to snake to horny toad. I had a bow and arrow at my disposal, but I only used it when I was playing cowboys and indians with my cousins.

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