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Hunter kills 18-year-old son, mistaking him for a moose

For The Win logo For The Win 1/9/2019 Pete Thomas
a deer standing on a lush green field: File Photo © File Photo File Photo

A hunter in Russia has shot and killed his son, apparently after mistaking him for a moose.

The Moscow Times on Wednesday quoted an investigator as saying, "The hunter fired a rifle into a moving object in poor visibility, mistakenly believing that it was a moose."

a cow standing in a forest: File Photo © File Photo File Photo

The incident occurred in the northern Russia district of Khanty-Mansiysk, nearly 2,000 miles east of Moscow.

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"Having come closer, the hunter saw that he mortally wounded his 18-year-old son," the investigator explained.

Neither the victim nor the father were identified. The father was charged with death caused by negligence and faces a possible prison sentence.

-Generic moose images are courtesy of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


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