A HUNTER became the HUNTED when a fox he trapped managed to shoot him with his OWN gun.
The unnamed man had tried to finish the vulnerable fox off with his rifle butt after shooting it from a distance.
But as the pair scuffled, the fox’s paw bent around the rifle’s trigger and it BLASTED the hunter in the leg.
The shocked man, from Belarus, was hospitalised while the fox managed to make its escape.
A police officer who attended the incident – in the Grodno region – said: “The animal fiercely resisted and in the struggle accidentally pulled the trigger with its paw.”
Fox hunting is popular in the picturesque farming region of north-western Belarus which borders Poland.