Marten Runs Amok During Soccer Match

Bites players, wreaks havoc

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How can one so cute cause so much trouble?     Photo: Mark Caunt/Shutterstock

A soccer match in Switzerland on Sunday was interrupted when an extra player ran onto the field—an extra-furry player, that is. A wild marten repeatedly dodged attempts at capture, leading to an endless supply of hilarious GIFs.

Zurich defender Loris Benito managed to grab the animal, but was promptly bitten. The marten then made a dash into the stands before running back down onto the field. He was ultimately caught by a goalie, who sensibly wore gloves in preparation for wild animal attacks. Video of the play is definitely worth a gander:

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