It's all in good fun because the bird apparently survived the collision with Kelly Kraft's ball, but the Friday strike at Harbour Town likely cost Kraft a weekend spot in the RBC Heritage.
USA Today's Josh Peter reports on PETA hearing about the contact and Kraft's blame, and issued a little pushback and a public service reminder for any animals injured in the course of (golf) battle.
“PETA is glad the bird is OK and sorry Kelly Kraft didn't advance, but that's not the bird's fault,’’ PETA senior vice president Lisa Lange said in a statement provided to USA TODAY Sports Saturday. “Of course, he would have advanced if he'd played better on other holes — so practice, practice, practice.
"To tournament holders: If animals are ever injured, they must be taken to a veterinarian right away."