It was not just one jokester, but multiple locals who posed in costumes ranging from wrestling gorillas to a beer-drinking Santa. The department shared the photos seen here on Facebook and had a good sense of humor about it. "We would like to sincerely thank the persons responsible," the department wrote, "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."
If these the black and white horror gorillas freak you out, you're not alone. Some residents of Gardner are feeling creeped out as well. "Good God, note to self....stay the hell out of Celebration Park late at night," writes one resident.
A Gardner officer confirmed to NPR that the department isn't looking into the identities of the masked photobombers. "It appears to have all been done in good taste and just for fun," the officer said.
Stay weird, Gardner.