Orrington, Maine - An overzealous hunter and a case of mistaken
identity led to the death of one family's German shepherd.
The victim in this shooting was a 2 yr-old German shepherd named
The thrill of the chase for a squirrel proved too tempting for the
dog who had been let out for a potty break.
Maggie, along with two other dogs, gave chase for the squirrel on
The other two dogs came back, but Maggie seemed to vanish into thin
Maggie's distraught family posted fliers and networked via Facebook
for their missing dog.
It was through those postings that a farmer and his wife came to know
that the body of the dog discovered while walking through a wooded area,
was the one being sought by the grieving family.
It turns out that 53 yr-old Seth White shot Maggie on Wednesday -
mistakenly believing that she was a coyote.
According to the Bangor Daily News, other hunters heard gunshots in
the area where Maggie's body was found. Their information led game
wardens to White, who had been hunting on a landowner's property with
White has been charged with killing a domestic animal.
Maggie's family is mourning the loss of their beloved companion, but
has been comforted by the outpouring of love from the community.
Rest in Peace Maggie. Sincere condolences to her grieving family.
Fair Use Notice: This document may contain copyrighted material
whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believe
that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes
a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section
107 of the US Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted
material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must
obtain permission from the copyright owner.