Reuters says the hunter approached the fox after having shot it from a distance. Seeing the fox was wounded, the hunter tried to finish off the animal with the butt of his rifle. That's when the two scuffled, allowing the furry creature to make its move.
"The animal fiercely resisted and in the struggle accidentally pulled the trigger with its paw," one prosecutor was quoted as saying.
There are no reports that the fox did his best "Dirty Harry" impression before pulling the trigger, but some are hoping they surface.
And yes, the fox did get away.