I'll dip into a whisky now says poisoned huntsman.
Raymond Shiels swallowed a mouthful of the poisonous chemical after being passed the bottle by a friend.
Within minutes, he started to hallucinate, collapsed and was rushed into intensive care and kept in hospital for a week.
Last night Raymond revealed he had no memory of his scare.
He said: "I know I was very ill because my family were told I might not make it.
"Doctors said I would have been killed if I had taken a second sip. But I'm home and healthy again.
"My wife's going to get a bottle of real whisky for Christmas."
Raymond, 36, was out with the Jed Forest Hunt as hunt master when shepherd Robin Grieve offered him a drink.
Robin carried two bottles in his Land Rover, one with whisky and the other which held sheep dip.
Raymond, of Thickside Farm, Jedburgh, Roxburgh-shire, said: "It was a genuine mistake. I don't hold anything against Robin but it shows you should always label things properly."
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Dec 17, 1998|
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