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“My close friends don’t believe me, but all the other kids in school believe me,” says Nathan Baron, a student at Madawaska (Maine) High School. He says he was out hunting when he needed to use the restroom. He was close to home, so he leaned his hunting rifle against a tree, popped home, took care of business, and came back — and the rifle was gone. “There was a stream that was running about 100 feet away from me. I look, and there’s a beaver hauling that gun into the water,” he said. “I was mad, but I started laughing because it was funny. I couldn’t believe it was happening, that I was seeing him take my gun into the water.” So what did he do? “There was nothing I could do,” he said. “The gun was in the water and the beaver went under. That was it.” (RC/Bangor Daily News) ...Of course he didn’t do anything: the beaver was armed, and he wasn’t.
Original Publication Date: 24 November 2013
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 20.

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