USA newspapers churn out Darwin Award winners daily. The award is of humorous origins and award winners contribute to human evolution(improvement) by selecting themselves out of the gene pool either by an untimely death caused by ignorance/stupidity or sterilization by their own careless actions. We spend either Christmas or Thanksgiving in Roswell,NM every year and love their newspaper despite its liberal ownership. My father sends me articles all the time and I could not resist writing about what follows.
A twenty year ago old from Hagerman,NM is a recent recipient of Darwin Award. The young man was functioning as a netter in a macabre practice called rabbit catching practiced at night where a shooter from a moving vehicle fires near a rabbit scaring the long eared rodent into immobility making it easy to scoop rabbit up in net.
The winner of the Darwin Award was apparently a little too close and was shot near his scapula, rushed to hospital in Roswell where he expired making it impossible for his genes to make it to the next generation.
Chaves county sheriff Britt Snyder’s matter of fact manner of describing the euphemistically named act of rabbit catching did not mention its legality. If it is legal it should not be unless the goal is to hunt,kill, and eat.