Kansas Cops Tried to Catch a Mountain Lion on Camera and Things Got Real Weird

The police department in Gardner, Kansas, set up two cameras on a trail in a local park, trying to confirm reports of a mountain lion lurking in the area. When they pulled up the images later, they saw animals alright, just not the one they expected. What they found were pranksters dressed up.

The police department in Gardner, Kansas, set up two cameras on a trail in a local park, trying to confirm reports of a mountain lion lurking in the area. When they pulled up the images later, they saw animals alright, just not the one they expected. What they found were pranksters dressed up.

You’ve got to love cops with a sense of humor.

The police department in Gardner, Kansas, set up two cameras on a trail in a local park, trying to confirm reports of a mountain lion lurking in the area.

When they pulled up the images later, they saw animals alright, just not the one they expected.

What they found were pranksters dressed up as a pig …

The police department in Gardner, Kansas, set up two cameras on a trail in a local park, trying to confirm reports of a mountain lion lurking in the area. When they pulled up the images later, they saw animals alright, just not the one they expected. What they found were pranksters dressed up.

The police department in Gardner, Kansas, set up two cameras on a trail in a local park, trying to confirm reports of a mountain lion lurking in the area. When they pulled up the images later, they saw animals alright, just not the one they expected. What they found were pranksters dressed up.

and as a gorilla…

The police department in Gardner, Kansas, set up two cameras on a trail in a local park, trying to confirm reports of a mountain lion lurking in the area. When they pulled up the images later, they saw animals alright, just not the one they expected. What they found were pranksters dressed up.

The police department in Gardner, Kansas, set up two cameras on a trail in a local park, trying to confirm reports of a mountain lion lurking in the area. When they pulled up the images later, they saw animals alright, just not the one they expected. What they found were pranksters dressed up.

and as gorillas wrestling …

The police department in Gardner, Kansas, set up two cameras on a trail in a local park, trying to confirm reports of a mountain lion lurking in the area. When they pulled up the images later, they saw animals alright, just not the one they expected. What they found were pranksters dressed up.

The police department in Gardner, Kansas, set up two cameras on a trail in a local park, trying to confirm reports of a mountain lion lurking in the area. When they pulled up the images later, they saw animals alright, just not the one they expected. What they found were pranksters dressed up.

as some kind of monster …

The police department in Gardner, Kansas, set up two cameras on a trail in a local park, trying to confirm reports of a mountain lion lurking in the area. When they pulled up the images later, they saw animals alright, just not the one they expected. What they found were pranksters dressed up.

The police department in Gardner, Kansas, set up two cameras on a trail in a local park, trying to confirm reports of a mountain lion lurking in the area. When they pulled up the images later, they saw animals alright, just not the one they expected. What they found were pranksters dressed up.

and as an old person on a walker …

 

The police department in Gardner, Kansas, set up two cameras on a trail in a local park, trying to confirm reports of a mountain lion lurking in the area. When they pulled up the images later, they saw animals alright, just not the one they expected. What they found were pranksters dressed up.

The police department in Gardner, Kansas, set up two cameras on a trail in a local park, trying to confirm reports of a mountain lion lurking in the area. When they pulled up the images later, they saw animals alright, just not the one they expected. What they found were pranksters dressed up.

and as Santa Claus (’tis the season, and all).

The police department in Gardner, Kansas, set up two cameras on a trail in a local park, trying to confirm reports of a mountain lion lurking in the area. When they pulled up the images later, they saw animals alright, just not the one they expected. What they found were pranksters dressed up.

The police department in Gardner, Kansas, set up two cameras on a trail in a local park, trying to confirm reports of a mountain lion lurking in the area. When they pulled up the images later, they saw animals alright, just not the one they expected. What they found were pranksters dressed up.

So, did the cops in Gardner launch a manhunt to track down these nocturnal cutups?

No, they put the pictures on the department’s Facebook page instead, with a thank you.

“We would like to sincerely thank the persons responsible as it made our day,” the post read. “Thank you to the citizens who noticed the cameras. Your effort and sense of humor are greatly appreciated.”