(Yahoo!News) Using a tree for target practice sounds harmless enough, right? That wasn’t the case for an Iowa man who is recovering at a hospital after the tree he aimed his gun at fired back.

No, this isn’t an April Fools’ Day prank playing on the much-maligned M. Night Shyamalan film “The Happening.”

An Iowa man is expected to survive but will have one heck of a story to tell after he fired his pistol at a tree only to have the shot ricochet and impact upon himself.

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