Beware Pine Martens

Pine Marten pitch invasion leaves player with nasty bite.
Pine Marten pitch invasion leaves player with nasty bite. Photo copyright The Guardian.
The UK Guardian reports: “Chaotic scenes at a Swiss football match as a pine marten rushes on to the pitch on Sunday. The Swiss Super League game between FC Thun and Zurich is put on hold as players and officials chase the creature. At first the pine marten evades capture, until Zurich defender Loris Benito dives to the ground and grabs it. Unfortunately for Benito, the pine marten responds by biting his finger.” Readers at literary events are warned to be aware of the danger of roaming Pine Martens, particularly when visiting literary events in Geneva, Thun, Interlaken, Zurich or Lausanne, and are advised to wear protective clothing and avoid sudden threatening movements.