An unruly pine marten invaded the pitch during a Swiss Super League match between Thun and Zurich, expertly evading capture by any means necessary.
After running across the pitch once, the animal returned seconds after the referee whistle play to continue. A small net was used to try and imprison it, but it broke free and again ran across the pitch before getting tackled by Zurich's Loris Benito. Desperate to break free, the furry pest bit Benito on the finger, but he held on and carried it off.
"In hindsight, it was obviously foolish of me (to try and catch it)," said Benito after the match. "Who knows what diseases the animal had. But I wanted to play the match and now I simply trust my immune system."
But since Zurich beat Thun 4-0, Benito isn't holding any hard feelings against the marten, suggesting that they make it their new mascot. "We have the lion. But the marten has brought us luck."