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PHOTO: 'Jaguar' Pops Up in East Hampton

Cardboard cutout was planted on the village green on Friday. Were you amused?

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.

Penny September 15, 2012 at 12:59 PM
amused? yes...why not. that's the problem, people have no sense of humor anymore.
PJ Delia September 15, 2012 at 01:00 PM
I haven't seen it yet but hope it's still there.
Penny September 15, 2012 at 01:01 PM
although it looks like a huge rat according to my daughter lol
Walter Noller September 15, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Hilarious! What next?.. Cardboard "cougars" placed on bar stools at the local watering holes? Congrats to the genius who did this... We really DO need to laugh at ourselves more.
Ann September 15, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Love it! I hope it finds some lawns on Lily Pond..LOL
Gail Simons September 15, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Love, love, love the sense of humor!!! Hilarious!!!!!
carla gagliotti September 15, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Made my day!!!! Hilarious !!!!!
Dana Kalbacher September 16, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Well done!! :))))
norbert malecki September 17, 2012 at 01:07 AM
what would i do with a jaguar? pop
Gordon Matheson September 17, 2012 at 04:12 PM
That's the otter that was recently not seen by Larry Penny at Alewife Pond. It probably followed the underground stream that feeds Town Pond.
Jeff Miller September 22, 2012 at 12:09 PM
The big cat was just spotted in front of Bistrian Gravel on Springs Fireplace Rd

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