This poor seagull was hit by a very unexpected missile in Hove last week.
The Middlesex Panthers were taking on the Sussex Sharks and Panthers batsman Ryan Higgins absolutely nailed a shot sending the ball fast and high into the air.
Two seconds later the seagull comes spiralling down out of the sky having clearly taken a direct hit.
Fortunately it recovered enough to half-fly half-hop off the wicket, so presumably no permanent harm was done.
The Panthers did not recover so well, eventually losing by six wickets.