Thursday, March 6, 2008


Pro Golfer and official Jacka$$ Tripp Isenhour was annoyed with a pesky bird that kept yappin' away during filming for a TV show that he was doing.

It bothered him so much that he decided to do something about. He decided to hit the bird with a golf ball.

At first it was atempts were futile. Considering the bird was roughly 300 yards away and let's just say it, Tripp isn't that good. But as the day progressed, the bird came closer (costly mistake on it's part). Now the bird was close to about 75 yds away. So again Tripp decides to show off. After the fifth ball, the sixth ball flew right by the head of the bird. Tripp excited at the near hit egged on. Well the next shot, gave the bird a the face. Reports say the bird dropped to the ground, blood oozing out of both nostrils. It's skull was most likely shattered killing it painfully I can imagine. I doubt it died instantly.

The bird was buried on the golf course but later dug up by investigators. Tripp is now being brought up on criminal charges. Charged with killing a protected wild animal. Yes that bird, turns out to be not just any ordinary bird. It was a squawking red-shouldered hawk...which is a protected animal.

Tripp released a statement through his management company.

"As soon as this happened, I was mortified and extremely upset and continue to be upset,'' Isenhour said in a statement issued through his management company, SFX Golf. "I want to let everyone know there was neither any malice nor deliberate intent whatsoever to hit or harm the hawk. I was trying to simply scare it into flying away.''

Jethro Senger, a sound engineer at the shoot paints a different picture of Tripp, saying hitting the bird was "basically like a joke to (Isenhour).''

"He just kept saying how he didn't think he could have hit it, which I think is a stupid thing for a PGA Tour golfer to say,'' Senger said. "He can put a ball in a hole from hundreds of yards away, and here he is hitting line drives at something that's, I don't know, a couple hundred feet away?''
Either way Tripp now has an uphill battle on his hands. Every event he goes to he'll hear it from the crowd, how he's a bird killer. It ain't gonna be fun for him. He gets what he deserves.

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