Golfers are known for exaggerating after a round. A 300-metre drive turns into 400, a ball landing on the green is now a near-hole-in-one – that sort of thing. Well, this golfer in particular tried to claim that a hawk was hot on his tail. Unfortunately for him, someone was recording the whole thing.

“My husband was looking for his ball and got attacked by this hawk,” the caption reads. Hmmmm, that’s quite the claim.

Golfer hits untimeliest of shots, accidentally nails (and kills) bird in mid-air

We’re certainly not saying this isn’t a scary ordeal, but if that’s a hawk, I’m on the PGA Tour. The, “Oh my god, bro,” as a bird chases after is just good old-fashioned content, and it looks like this unfortunate golfer survived this feathered run-in. So now, we’re in the clear to say that this is all very funny.

Instead of a hawk, it does appear that we have a red-winged blackbird on our hands, notorious for protecting their territory by any means necessary… as you can so clearly see. It’s become so prevalent that we even have accompanying memes now. That’s when you know things are real.

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Anyone else been pecked by a red winged blackbird? #redwingblackbird #bird #golf #golftok #adamsandler #grownups

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You really have to word things carefully when wishing for a birdie on the golf course. You might end up sprinting away, clubs in jousting position for the entire world to watch.

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