When scientists set up camera traps for North American wildlife, large primates aren’t usually their main target. But recently, student biologists at Virginia Tech captured a rare species on film—a very wild, very naked Homo sapiens.

Every couple of weeks, two dozen camera trap stations near Virginia’s Mountain Lake Biological Station are checked by the students of Marcella J. Kelly, a professor at Virginia Tech who focuses on carnivore population ecology.

“The student who does the downloading gave the cards to me and said, ‘There’s some really weird ones on there,’” Kelly told me. “‘I think there’s some naked people,’” the student added.

According to Kelly, an anonymous man discovered two of their camera stations, proceeded to remove all of his clothes, and ran around on all fours like an animal. Each station captured approximately 20 photos of the man, many of which she deemed too graphic to share on Twitter.

“In areas where people are hiking, we’ll usually get photos of them making funny faces or waving or whatever. But it’s pretty unusual that someone will take off all of their clothes,” she said.

When Kelly tweeted a couple of the photos, several other scientists chimed in to share their own flasher field reports. Take heed, future biologists, apparently this is par for the course.

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