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US hunter knocked unconscious by Canada goose

A Canada goose stands in a field Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption A Canada goose, similar to this one, knocked Robert Meilhammer unconscious

A hunter in the US has been knocked unconscious by a dead goose that fell out of the sky.

Robert Meilhammer was hunting in Easton in the state of Maryland, when he was hit by a Canada goose that had been shot by a fellow hunter.

The bird weighed between 10 and 14 pounds (4.5-6.5kg), police say.

The 51-year-old suffered injuries to his face and head but is in a stable condition in hospital.

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