Can Frimousse’s Mistress go running in the mountain above our house now that the hunting season has begun?
Two days ago, a hunter killed four donkeys a few miles from here. He thought they were hinds. Last year, in the very same area, a hunter had killed a horse, mistaken for a hind. A few months earlier, a bit further, in the Semnoz mountain, a hunter shot dead a jogger, thinking he was a wild boar.
Well… we know most hunters that hunt near our village – one of them is RouXy’s Master. They feel devastated when they hear of such events. But in France the hunting lobby is so powerful that police and justice seem to be far more lenient with hunters than with motorists…
Frimousse’s Mistress has started running regularly after nearly three years of “problems”, which started, with tendonitis, when she ran the Lausanne half-marathon. She runs on flat trails by the Lake. She has to drive to the Lake whereas running in the mountain means starting right from our house. I think she’ll try to avoid running in the mountain on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays – to avoid being taken for a wild boar, even with her yellow jacket, or her yellow fluo tee-shirt!
What a senseless tragedy ! Sounds like ‘Murica ! Please stay safe !
Senseless is the word. It doesn’t happen that often but one man, one horse, and four donkeys shot within 20 km in 18 months!
They seem worse than we have here and we have lots of those shooters, Awful. Please be careful mistress
We don’t know the details yet.
Was the hunter… drunk? Most hunters have lunch together, with a lot of wine and “gnôle” (~ hooch) to top it all. And it happened in the afternoon.