Ruffled feathers: Canada goose blindsides high school golfer

Sharpshooting photographer captures fowl play on the fairway

By Garrett Pelican - Digital executive producer
Devon Pitts via CNN

A Canadian goose charges a high school golfer near Blissfield, Michigan.

There was fowl play on the fairway when a Canada goose decked a Michigan high school golfer during a tournament over the weekend.

It happened Saturday shortly after Concord High School's Isaac Couling left the tee box on hole No. 7 at Wolf Creek Golf Course in Adrian, Michigan, according to

The Twitter account for Blissfield High, one of the teams playing in the tournament, posted images of the incident and along with an amusing synopsis:

The golfers just finished teeing off and were walking down the fairway. To the left there was a goose nest and the golfers did a good job of avoiding it but the guard goose (hanging out on the far right) thought differently.

Devon Pitts, whose husband is on Blissfield’s coaching staff, had her camera handy. She captured the entire sequence of events in a series of photographs, which went viral on Twitter

"I'm not going to lie," she told "I was laughing quite hard after the attack was over. Isaac spoke with me after the match. I showed him the pictures and we just laughed."

Fortunately, Couling wasn't hurt.

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