"They got in the way!" or "I didn't know it was there" are some of the best excuses that have been given for accidental bird murders. Things can sometimes get out of hand and lead to PETA coming after you or being suspended by the league.
But C'mon! Most of the time the excuses are true and it was the bird's fault.
Bleacher Report examines some of the oddest and most peculiar instances where a bird was not lucky in the end.
This one looks like a woman hit the bulls-eye when it came to the bird at hand. This gives a whole new meaning to "birdie" in golf. When it comes down to it this one looks like a headshot.
Gastón Aguirre may have a new nickname as he is being called "Aguirre the Assassin."
The funny thing about the incident is that not only did many people witness the killing live, but he was wanted by his wife for murder.
At the press conference after the game, Aguirre said his wife would kill him because they have pigeons at home.
One shot = One Kill
The odds of this happening are very low. But with so many shots within a match, I would not have been surprised if John Isner would have killed a few in his Wimbledon Marathon.
One viewer made a very interesting comment saying, "makes you think if there is a tennis ball out there with your name on it." If I were a bird, I would be scared.
What makes this priceless is the fact that the player goes over and kneels beside his fallen friend. The crowd just erupts in laughter.
How often will this happen in baseball? When will the next time be when a bird swoops in and gets in the way of a 100 mph fastball? My money is on Lincecum--but for now, lets take a look back at one of the greatest hits in history.
The bird was a dove, a sign of peace. One second he is on his way to one side of the stadium, the next he makes up a "sea of feathers." What are the odds of this occurring?
Randy Johnson was the king of bird kills for a bit, but Jacques Rudolph made a big splash with his cricket match that included the loss of a winged friend. The accuracy on the shot was scarily precise.
Again, the crowd goes wild when they realize what has just gone down. Rudolph walks off the field with a smile as he provided extra entertainment for fans.
The commentator made this also great with his line "and the pigeon is no more."
Classic Kill Shot.