Announcing Minnesota's latest nominations for the Darwin Awards:
The Mesabi Daily News of Virginia reports ( http://bit.ly/NKYQoc) that 16-year-old Baker Felix was hunting Saturday in a canoe on Elbow Lake in Iron with his brother, 18-year-old Bryten Felix, also of rural Eveleth, and 18-year-old Olaf Walkky, of Britt.
A flock of ducks flew over and the teens stood up to shoot, resulting in the canoe rolling and taking on water. The St. Louis County sheriff's office says Bryten Felix fell backward and tried to catch himself. The shotgun he was holding discharged, and the blast hit his brother, Baker Felix, in the knee.
Not a whole lot of additional commentary necessary. The article goes on to note that the incident is under investigation, but really, what's to investigate? That they broke out the pinch hitter just before that? Maybe passed a bottle around? Does it really matter?
And the trees whisper a gentle...no.