10 March 2008: Isenhour and the Birdie

Professional golfer Tripp Isenhour has hit a Birdie. Indeed, it was almost an Eagle. And he's in big trouble over it.

The golfer is facing possible jail after his golf ball hit and killed a hawk that is protected by conservation laws.

Isenhour has admitted hitting the ball at the hawk, but has denied trying to harm it. "I was trying to simply scare it into flying away", he said.

If convicted of cruelty to animals and killing a migratory bird, Isenhour could face a fine and up to a year in jail.