MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Brad Davis was training his puppy to pick up the scent of a treed raccoon when his colleague, Donnie Lamb, decided to shoot the raccoon out of the tree. Trouble was, Davis was standing underneath it.
The 15-pound animal fell 60 feet onto his head, knocking him out and fracturing three vertebrae Dec. 17. "I heard him shoot, and the next thing I knew, I was seeing lights shining in my eyes," said Davis, 27.
For Christmas, he got a hard hat, a raccoon cap and plenty of teasing. "People have been picking at me bad," he said. "A friend called me last night to go coon hunting and said I could sit in the truck and just listen to the dogs."