(FOX) — A former Louisiana State University lineman was shot — by his dog — while duck hunting in Mississippi last month, a freakish injury that reportedly required the amputation of part of his left leg.

Micah Heckford of Baton Rouge told the Clarion-Ledger on Tuesday that he and some friends were on a duck hunting trip near Eagle Lake on Dec. 28 when the incident occurred. He said the group has been going to the area for about six or seven years to hunt.

“Everybody was pumped up,” Heckford told the newspaper. “We rode the levee the day before and there were a ton of ducks. We were excited.”

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