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Another hunting bullet found lodged in a house

LanguedocLiving, Oct 18

Either hunters are getting more reckless this year, or people are speaking out about it more, but this is the third article in as many weeks about a bullet becoming lodged inside a house.

On 13th October at 10pm, a couple living on avenue de la Mission, in Vic-la-Gardiole, Hérault, heard a close gunshot, and to their horror they saw that a bullet had gone through the hard PVC of their veranda.

It was a 12 calibre bullet used for hunting large game such as wild boar. The picture shows the hole that the bullet had made in the PVC. Part of the bullet was found in the dog basket in the living room.

Magali Ferrier, mayor of the commune was informed. She immediately notified the police, who opened an investigation for endangering the life of others, and seized the bullet.

According to the national hunting and wildlife agency ONCFS, 115 people have been injured in hunting accidents this year up to June 1, with around 85 percent being hunters themselves. Thirteen died of their injuries, including three people who were not involved in a hunt.

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