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A college softball game was interrupted by a goose who refused to leave the outfield

In the middle of their game on Wednesday, the University of Illinois and Illinois State softball teams experienced a brief delay -- specifically, a goose delay:

Having found itself a very nice piece of grass and not really seeing what all the fuss was about, the goose steadfastly refused to leave. Even after the batter -- batting helmet on and bat in hand, because safety first -- got involved:

Maybe it was having a softball repeatedly rolled at it. Maybe it was a stray piece of bread under a park bench. Whatever the case, the goose eventually decided that it was time to fly away, and the Illini eventually won the game, 5-3.