SAN ANTONIO – A man is injured after he accidentally shot himself while trying to save his chickens from coyotes.

The 32-year-old man shot himself in the right leg at his home on the 3000 block of Rable Road in San Antonio.

As soon as Bexar County deputies arrived, they immediately applied a tourniquet to the homeowner’s leg to stop the bleeding.

The man was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. He is reportedly alert and stable.