Animal invasions at sports events

, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:33 PM ET

The old adage in sports is that "anything can happen," and it certainly did during the IndyCar race last week.

The practice session in Detroit was paused briefly Friday after a mother duck started escorting her babies across the Belle Isle track while the cars were whizzing by at high rates of speed.

Fortunately for mama duck and her five little ducklings, they all made it to safety after a worker helped them off the track.

This isn't the first time some furry friends have gotten a little too close to the action, though.

Here's a few more animal invasions (click on the button below for the full list):


Videos

Photos