From time to time animals interrupt major sporting events, and for the most part fans find it funny. Here's a look at a few cats, some goslings, a rabbit, bees and a pine marten wandering onto the field of play.
11 times critters reminded fans their favourite sport is just another game
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The Australian Open was interrupted by a bird (again).
The Australian Open has been affected by birds of various sizes for years, notably in 2012 when two matches, one between Novak Djokovic and Lleyton Hewitt and another between Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych, were interrupted by seagulls. In 2002 Michael Llodra hit, and killed, a bird during a doubles match. Wimbledon also has history of pigeon problems.
A parade of swans puts this golf tournament on hold.
A puss among the boots in Malta.
This monkey's antics just aren't cricket.
Why did the rabbit cross the track? A wrong turn in Albuquerque.
Removing these bees didn't take the sting out of Oldham's loss.
This black cat was bad luck for Toronto FC.
Few can recall who won this Swiss Super League match, but many remember this marten.
This soccer match is for the birds.
English fans in London might have been especially confused by this NFL game.