Monday, January 28, 2013

1913 - Accidentally Killed self While Striking Wildcat

The Logan Republican
January 28 1913

Struck Wildcat with
Butt of Gun: Kills Self

Ontario, Cal., Jan 26--When he hit a trapped wildcat on the head with the butt of his shotgun today, Nathan Sparks, a hunter, received a charge of buckshot which killed him.  His body was found lying beside that of the animal.

It is supposed that Sparks in the excitement caused by finding a huge wildcat in his trap forgot that his gun was cocked when he used it as a club to kill the animal.

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