Having No Fur In Winter May Get You Shot

Posted by on December 26th, 2010

In Kentucky, being unidentifiable and having no fur in winter can be a deadly combination.

Mark Cothren shot and killed an animal on Dec. 18 because he said he feared what it was, since he did not recognize it. He said the animal walked from the woods onto his front yard around 3 p.m. Cothren lives on Mount Carmel Church Road in Lebanon Junction.

“I was like: ‘every animal has hair, especially this time of year!’ What puzzled me is how something like that could survive through a winter with no hair,” Cothren said.


5 Responses to “Having No Fur In Winter May Get You Shot”

  1. Sheryl Westleigh Says:

    This guy acted out of ignorance but he probably did the animal a favor, it would never have survived the winter in that state. Looks like a raccoon to me, mostly based on the paws.

  2. Rawr Says:

    Ah the American way, shot because its different.

  3. Fru Says:

    Poor thing 🙁

  4. Doug Marshall Says:

    Dude shot Rocky Raccoon with a case of alopecia and the KY news is ready to call scully and moulder.

  5. Joe G Says:

    COLD BUSTED! Someone buy this real American hero a beer!!!