“They got in the way!” or “I didn’t know it was there” are some of the best excuses that have been given for accidental bird murders. Things can sometimes get out of hand and lead to PETA coming after you or being suspended by the league.

But C’mon! Most of the time the excuses are true and it was the bird’s fault.

Bleacher Report examines some of the oddest and most peculiar instances where a bird was not lucky in the end.

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