High School Golfer Attacked by Goose Moments After Teeing Off


Geese are terrifying. Everyone knows this. In fact, they are the second-most terrifying bird behind turkeys (large, tenacious) and ahead of crows (eidetic, vengeful).

A high school golfer was upended by a goose on a golf course near Blissfield, Michigan, recently, in an incident that gained attention after photos of it were posted on social media.

Blissfield High School athletic director Steve Babbitt said the golfers were aware of the nearby nest, but did nothing to intentionally provoke any of the geese. As the website reports, it happened shortly after Concord High School's Isaac Couling left the tee box on hole No. 7.

The student and his playing partner Devon Pitts were competing at the Madison Tournament at Wolf Creek Golf Course near Adrian, 70 miles southwest of Detroit. But that's when an additional goose suddenly came up behind the golfers.

Don't believe us? Just ask the Blissfield golf team from MI.

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Fox News reported the teen apologized on Snapchat for the sign, which he said was "a complete joke and it went too far". Officials with the school district responded to the social media poston Monday, saying it was " racist in nature".

Then came a rather alarming escalation, a whole Shakespearean tragedy in three acts.

As Couling attempted to flee the chaos he tripped, allowing the goose a clear coup de grâce.

Blissfield Athletics said on Twitter that the golfer was OK, but "his pride was hurt".

"If a goose bit me I would club it, pitch a fire in the middle of a par 5 on the 3rd hole and eat it in front of it's family and INSTA it for PETA", someone replied. CNN has reached out to Couling for further comment.