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.