Well, guys, we finally did it. We finally pissed the trees off so bad they took revenge. Humans of New York caught this shot of a humanoid bush jumping out and scaring some folks in Central Park, and the rest of us are probably next.

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Genuinely not clear what’s going on here. Some HONY commenters have suggested that it’s the East Coast’s answer to San Francisco’s Bush Man — but I’m more inclined to think M. Night Shyamalan’s just gone low-budget. Or maybe dryads are just much, much uglier than legends led us to believe.

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