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Hunters shoot dead foal

Hunters shoot dead foal

Bungling huntsmen shot a six-month-old foal given to a teenage girl as a reward for passing her exams when they mistook it for a boar.

The young thoroughbred - still at a stable in Rohrbach, Austria, waiting for the girls' parents to collect it after paying 15,000 Euros - was later put down by vets who said it would never recover from its injuries.

The breeder owenr said: "I'd heard the gunshot but I didn't think anything of it until three hunters turned up at the front door saying there had been a shooting."

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