You Dirty Rat

Well, I’m really not surprised they found Meth on him

EUGENE, Oregon (AP) — A snorkeler who was shot in the face after he was apparently mistaken for a swimming rodent was in good condition after surgery, a hospital said Saturday.
…William Roderick, 60, of Reedsport, has been charged with assault, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. He was being held in the county jail.
Roderick told deputies he thought Cheesman was a nutria swimming in the Smith River near Reedsport, about 90 miles southwest of Eugene, and shot him with a .22-caliber rifle, police said.
A nutria is a water-dwelling South American rodent species that is larger than a muskrat but smaller than a beaver. It was introduced to U.S. waters in the 1940s, according the National Wildlife Federation.

I at least hope the guy who got shot has a full beard…

“Don’t Shoot!”

8 Responses to “You Dirty Rat”

  1. Love the picture. From “Home Alone”, isn’t it?

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Hehe, we just watched that last night, actually! Daughter had never seen it.

  3. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Clearly, it’s not safe to go into the water anymore.
    And snorkeling in February???? The guy is avid indeed.

  4. “Avid” is really not the word I’d have chosen…

  5. Dave J says:

    THS beat me to the obligatory Caddyshack reference.

  6. Nightfly says:

    Who says we only need one Caddyshack reference?
    “No! Not the snorkelers! The nutrias! The wee brown beasties.”
    “Yeah – we can do that! We don’t even need a reason…”

  7. The_Real_JeffS says:

    I meant “avid” in a sense of “insane devotion to a hobby”, but I neglected to add the appropriate HTML tags.

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