Police Wanted To Track A Mountain Lion But Found This Madness Instead


Tom Hale

Senior Journalist

clockDec 5 2016, 17:08 UTC

The Gardner Police Department in Kansas set up two motion-activated wildlife camera traps in the nearby Celebration Park, after receiving some calls about possible sightings of a mountain lion on a late November evening.

Fortunately for the concerned locals, no mountain lions were found in the park. Instead, the police discovered something much more bizarre.


In between a few candid shots of foxes, skunks, and coyotes (pretty cool in themselves) they also managed to catch some shots of a pair of pranksters dressed as gorillas. Well, presumably they're just pranksters. Things got weirder and weirder, as the photographs also revealed a walking frame-wielding passerby, a freaky guy with a gas mask, and possibly Santa Claus.

The police department said they had such a good laugh going through them all, they decided to post the album up on Facebook for all to enjoy.

"We are attempting to identify some of the wildlife and activity in these images," the post reads.


“We would like to sincerely thank the persons responsible as it made our day when we pulled up what we expected to be hundreds of pictures of coyotes, foxes, and raccoons. Thank you to the citizens who noticed the cameras. Your effort and sense of humor are greatly appreciated.”


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