Animals, birds and insects invading sport pitches
Animals, birds and insects invading sport pitches
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Novak Djokovic tries to shoo a bird from the court during his men's singles first round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber on day one of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club on June 29, 2015.
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Cricketer Rob Quiney removes a seagull from the ground after it was struck by a ball during a Big Bash League match in Melbourne on January 21, 2015.
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A bird flies past Maria Sharapova during her match with Ekaterina Makarova at the Australian Open Tennis Championship in Melbourne, Australia, on January 29, 2015.
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A dog chases the ball after escaping onto the pitch at the start of the second test between Ireland and Australia during the International Rules football series at Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004.
International rules football is an annual series between the codes of Australian Rules football and Gaelic football.
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Ricky Ponting and Matthew Hayden of Australia lie on the ground along with the Indian players and umpire Billy Bowden as a swarm of bees pass over the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on October 31, 2008 in New Delhi, India.
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A ball kid takes a moth away from the court as Ekaterina Makarova of Russia, left, plays Simona Halep of Romania during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.
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Australian batsman Mark Waugh disturbs a stray seagull during his innings of fifty one not out on day four of the second test match between Australia and India, played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 29, 1999.
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Brad Friedel of Tottenham Hotspur watches a cat walk across the pitch during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on February 6, 2012 in Liverpool, England.
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Brian Lara and Adam Gilchrist of Australia take cover as a swarm of bees interrupt a cricket match in Adelaide, Australia, on December 16, 2000.
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Colombia's midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates with a locust on his arm after scoring during the quarter-final football match between Brazil and Colombia at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014.
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A bird swoops at the Rod Laver Arena to pick up a moth during the Australian Open 2015 Junior Championship in Melbourne on January 31, 2015.
The Liverpool "Kop" revel at a cat which ran the full length of the pitch against Arsenal on August 22, 1964.
This was the very first game to be shown on the Match of the Day programme for BBC TV.
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FC Thun's goalkeeper Guillaume Faivre shows the way out to a marten - a relative of ferretts and weasels - that ran on the pitch during a Swiss Super League soccer match in Thun, Switzerland, on March 10, 2013.
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The pack tries to avoid sheep crossing the road as they climb Soulor pass during the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race on Thursday, July 22, 2010.
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A southern lapwing bird flies past Cristian Vampestrini of Argentina's Arsenal Sarandi during their soccer match against Brazil's Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo on March 7, 2013.
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Mexico's Carlos Ramirez watches as a bird disrupts their football match against Italy at the FIFA Futsal World Cup 2012 in Bangkok on November 8, 2012.
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Black swans seen onto the green during the Australian Open Golf Tournament in Sydney, Australia, on November 12, 2011.
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A fox runs across the pitch at the start of the Six Nations rugby union match between England and Scotland in London, United Kingdom, on March 13, 2011.
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Cricketer Muttiah Muralidaran tries to coerce a street dog off the field during an interruption during the 2010 Indian Premier League match in Chennai, India, on March 14, 2010.
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Yassine Mikari of Tunisia carries a cat from the pitch during a soccer match against France in Tunis, Tunisia, on May 30, 2010.
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A lynx walks past ski gates during first training for the men's Downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, on February 10, 2010.
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An official attempts to catch a dog that interrupted the opening game of the 2009 Indian Premier League (IPL) in Cape Town, South Africa, on April 18, 2009.
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A wild deer runs through a sand trap during the Canadian Women's Golf Open in Priddis near Calgary, Canada, on September 2, 2009.
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An owl interrupts an Euro 2008 Group A qualifying football match in Helsinki, Finland, on June 6, 2007.
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Ben Zobrist of the Tampa Bay Rays backs out of the batter's box as pigeons land on the field during a game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on June 18, 2014.
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A ground crew member removes a black cat that ran out into the outfield during a baseball game in Chicago on May 14, 2002.
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Los Angeles Dodgers ball boy Andy Cooper tracks down a live chicken that was tossed onto the field during a game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on August 23, 1988.