Dead Goose Falls from Sky; Hits Hunter in Head
EASTON, MD. – If someone had hollered and Chicken Little was around, perhaps this hunter would have realized that a goose he or someone who may have been hunting with him had hit their intended target while goose hunting. Instead of duck calls or goose noises, a lookout in the hunting party could have yelled “fore” or “Goose Ahoy,” or even, “Duck” would have helped. ‘The sky is falling in’ might have overstated the problem.
No one can blame the dead goose as the fowl’s flight clearly didn’t intend on knocking a hunter cockeyed, though, the final thought of the winged feather-bed filler might have liked the outcome.
Maryland Natural Resources Police report that the injured goose hunter is Robert C. Meilhammer, 51, of Crapo, Md., The village is in Dorchester County, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Police say that victim of the dead goose was taken by rescue squad to Easton Airport where the Maryland State Police helicopter flew him to Maryland Shock Trauma in Baltimore, where he is listed in stable condition.
Natural Resources Police report that Meilhammer suffered facial and head injuries and was knocked out cold by the dead and nearly lethal goose.
Police did not report what happened to the goose.
On his Facebook page, Meilhammer posed with a big rockfish he caught and presumably did not hammer Meilhammer in the head when it flew into the boat.
Meilhammer was ordered to stay away from a victim of domestic violence by a Dorchester County District Court Judge on Jan. 12, 2016 – the second such order in two years.