But there are two things about the story that I wish to focus on. Neither of these facts are in all versions of the news story. Ananova keys us in though.
1) Mr Harris was treated at Grinnell Regional Medical Centre and later taken by helicopter to University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, following the accident in Poweshiek County.
Hey! I spent parts of three years in Poweshiek County! I went to Grinnell College! True, I was never inside Grinnell Regional Medical Centre…
Of course, you probably don’t care about that.
2) Alan Foster, a spokesman for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, said it was not uncommon for hunters to be shot by their dogs.
And you probably thought this was a freak accident. Of course not! It’s a rebellion I tell ya!
One of my early posts on this uprising mentions a “Dog in South Dakota”. The story has been removed from Ananova’s archives, but I’ve discovered that Ananova isn’t blocking caches…so it appears on the
To truly comprehend the magnitude of the situation, you have to compare the frequency to other comparable events. If the Iowa Dept of Natural Resources sees a couple cases per year, it’s probably a safe assumption that several other states do too. It’s likely that every year, more dogs go on a shooting spree, than high school students.
I’m going to have to spend some time updating a lot of links on my old posts, but at least the stories are all still out there.