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Hey, scary mascots: Please spare the children

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One of our worst recurring nightmares includes a stranger dressed in an animal costume chasing us. Somehow people suddenly can run faster when dressed like animals, even if their outfit weighs them down. And it doesn't help when you scream, but no sound comes out of your mouth.

This photo made our nightmares come to life. We just ask that these frightening people who choose to dress up as animals spare the children. It's not much to ask. That nightmare will seriously mess you up as an adult. Just imagine running into that giant molesting shrimp out at the Mall of America. Who knew it would be easy to touch girls if you dressed as a sea creature?

Photo by Mulad, more photos on Flickr.