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.
Isaac Couling, a member of the Concord High School golf team, was competing in the Madison Tournament at the World Creek Golf Course in Adrian, Michigan, when the 16-year-old was attacked, according to Blissfield Golf Coach Steve Babbitt.
"The group just finished teeing off on hole #7 and were walking down the fairway," Babbitt told CNN in an email. "They were aware of a goose nest on their left which they were looking at but not bothering when from behind them and to the right came the guard goose (protecting the nest)."
Then came a rather alarming escalation. The Blissfield Athletics Twitter account explained that Couling was caught off guard by the charging bird as he was keeping an eye on another goose.
— Blissfield Athletics (@BlissAthletics) April 22, 2018
As Couling attempted to flee the chaos he tripped, allowing the goose a clear coup de grâce.
Said Blissfield Athletics on Twitter: "And you thought golf was boring?"
Devon Pitts of Blissfield was the photographer who caught the inspiring and terrifying moment of nature in action.
"You can say [she] was at the right place at the right time," Babbitt said.
By all accounts, Couling was fine -- as he told the Detroit News, "I did par that hole.
CNN has reached out to Couling for further comment but has not yet heard back.