A man mistaken for a wild boar was shot dead by a hunter in Pematoh, Betong, reported Berita Harian.
The 49-year-old man, who was believed to be a hunter too, was alone at the time of the incident.
Two other hunters had seen him from a distance, assumed they saw an animal and shot him on sight.
It was only after hearing the man's cries of pain that they realised their mistake.
Sri Aman police said the deceased was brought to Bentong Hospital for an autopsy.