It appears that folks in South Carolina prefer to bag for dragonflies with old-fashioned way: with a hunting rifle. A South Carolina man reportedly decided to use a rifle rather than a net to catch dragonflies at a hunting club in Johnsonville, South Carolina (pop. 1418 and an unknown number of dragonflies). He ended shooting his friend when he walked in front of the gun.
I certainly do not want to visit Johnsonville during the height of mosquito season.
He does not appear alone in the use of weapons in the man v. insect struggle:
The man took the victim to a convenience store where police found him bleeding profusely. The shooter explained that it was a dragonfly hunting accident.
This the second animal/insect incident resulting in humans gunning each other down, here. A coincidence? I think not.
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