Bullet Ricochets Off Moose and Kills Man
Some strange news coming out of Sweden, according to The Telegraph, a man was killed by a bullet that ricocheted off a moose. The Telegraph article says "elk," but presumably the actual game animal was a moose. North Europeans tend to call a moose an elk and the picture on the Telegraph is of a red stag; confused yet?
A female hunter accidentally shot dead 70-year-old cross-country skier when a bullet she fired ricocheted off an elk and struck the victim, according to reports. Police were investigating the incident and the account given by the female hunter and her companion about the bullet first striking the elk and then bouncing off to hit the skier, killing the man instantly.
Without knowing the exact details of the shot, the location of the moose, and the unfortunate skier its difficult to know exactly what happened. This article about the incident seems to suggest that the bullet passed through the moose rather than ricocheting.