Camila VillafaƱe

By Camila VillafaƱe

LifeBuzz Staff

20 Times Animals Stole The Show At Professional Sporting Events.

Sports are one of humanity's greatest pastimes, and it can be a ton of fun and a great way to stay fit too. So, can you really blame an animal for trying to get in on the fun? After all, they get bored easily and need to find ways to entertain themselves. Besides, when they see their favorite humans having fun without them, they tend to feel left out.

So, naturally, they'll jump right in and try to join in from time to time, but that's when they ruin everything. Yes! It's true! Every now and then, an animal gets curious or excited, and decides to run across a field or fly through a basketball court. Now that sounds pretty dangerous for the animal, but it's totally frustrating for people playing or watching professional sporting events, who have to stop everything because of an animal.

#1. The NFL took to Twitter to announce that it had gone on alert after a squirrel ran into the field.

Given how rough NFL players play the game and how many injuries occur as a result, it's no wonder that the poor squirrel was probably petrified. Then again, it's so fast, that maybe the Packers should consider making the squirrel part of the team.

The NFL took to Twitter to announce that it had gone on alert after a squirrel ran into the field.

NFL / Twitter

#2. Then there was the time when vampires terrorized a professional basketball game in progress.

Then there was the time when vampires terrorized a professional basketball game in progress.

Bright House Sports Network

Alright, so maybe it wasn't vampires. It was really just one bat, who somehow flew into the middle of a college basketball game, forcing the game to stop for a couple of minutes while the players panicked and threw towels at the creature to get rid of it.

#3. In March 2013, a pine marten really stole the show at a Swiss Super League soccer match.

Maybe he had been a soccer player in his past life, or he simply wandered into the field like an inebriated fan and tried to steal the spotlight. Regardless, Zurich defender Loris Benito got into a tussle with the weasel, who managed to bite him in order to get away.

In March 2013, a pine marten really stole the show at a Swiss Super League soccer match.

Daily Mail

#4. Randy Johnson may be one of the fastest pitchers in baseball history, as one dove tragically learned.

Johnson was standing at home plate when he swung his bat, he unintentionally hit a dove that flew in the direction of where the bat was swinging. This resulted in what could only be described as a bloodbath for the bird.

Randy Johnson may be one of the fastest pitchers in baseball history, as one dove tragically learned.

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#5. They say that golfing can be such a calming, but often, time consuming sport, until this happened.

Everyone in the Buffalo Creek Golf Club needed a change of underwear after they saw a giant alligator walking across the golf course in order to get to the lake located next to the third hole in the field. This must have been a nerve-wracking encounter for golfers!

They say that golfing can be such a calming, but often, time consuming sport, until this happened.

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