Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Today in Critters Disrupting Sporting Events: Apparently, Ferrets Ruin Soccer Games

Posted By on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Now, arguably, the most famous Critter Disrupting a Sporting Event in these parts is when Arizona Diamondbacks legend Randy Johnson obliterated a bird with a pitch during spring training in 2001. But this instance, from a soccer match in Switzerland, takes the cake.

From msnNOW:

A run-of-the-mill soccer match turned into a round of "catch the critter" on Sunday when a wild pine marten (a ferret-like little creature) invaded a Swiss soccer match. The wild animal streaked on to the pitch midway through the game between FC Thun and Zurich. Zurich player Loris Benito tackled and almost captured the marten, but it bit him on the finger and escaped again. It then shot up into the stands past spectators' feet and back on to the field, before it was finally removed from the stadium. But it turns out a marten bite is good luck: Zurich won the match 4-0.

Well, best wishes to you, Loris Benito. Just remember though, when you need to catch a furry critter, consider doing in a way as seen on Parks and Recreation: with a war cry and a bit of terror.

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