No, it's not April Fool's Day and it's not real.
A cardboard silhouette of a jaguar-looking type of animal leaping through the grass on the village green in East Hampton was planted there sometime on Friday evening.
Pictures of the "animal" made the rounds on social networking sites — with some even feeding into the hype that there's a jaguar loose in the Hamptons.
It's been nearly a week since the State Department of Environmental Conservation roaming around near a farm on Spring Close Lane — following several other reports of a jaguar-looking animal in that area. in that area, but they DEC didn't think it belonged to a jaguar.
A few days later, a person in the Hither Hills area of Montauk called the DEC after seeing something they thought at first was a jaguar. They then realized it was just .
Another person told Patch they saw a "humongous" unkempt in East Hampton on Thursday and wondered if that kitty is just getting a bad rep.
And so it remains a mystery exactly what's in those woods, but we know one thing for sure — someone's got a sense of humor.
Did the cardboard cutout of a jaguar fool you at first? Think it was a silly prank or did you have a good laugh? Tell us in the comments below.