Larry Godwin lives on a farm in a rural Dallas County Iowa. He had caught a raccoon in a live trap that he had set on his farm. Godwin aimed his .22 at the raccoon and shot. The bullet ricocheted off the trap and struck Godwin in the upper right thigh, lower abdomen area. Godwin dropped the .22 which then fired again, hitting him in the same area.
Godwin was taken to Mercy Medical Center, in a personal vehicle, and was treated for non life threatening injuries. The DNR is investigating the incident. From Iowa Department of Natural Resources .