The Animal Invader: A marten bites FC Zurich’s Loris Benito finger during a match with Thun

Every so often an animal makes it way onto a football pitch, but rarely do they injure a player.

A bizarre incident occurred during FC Thun’s 4-0 home hammering at the hands of FC Zurich on Sunday as a marten, a member of the weasel family, raced out onto the pitch and started causing havoc with the flow of the Swiss Super League match.

Small and nimble, the marten halted proceedings as it whizzed around the pitch for several minutes before Zurich defender Loris Benito caught the critter with an impressive diving catch.

Benito’s pet recuse however came at a cost, as the marten bit the Zurich player on the finger before it was eventually removed from the surface.

Watch the marten mayhem below.

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