If you find yourself accosted by a humanlike pile of leaves in Central Park, hold the Mace: like most oddities in this sad viral world, it's all for the Internet.

It appears this horrifying creature is just YouTube sensation the Bush Man, who has been sporadically donning a camouflage cape of foliage to terrify and titillate Central Park visitors over the past couple of years. He has apparently returned, releasing a video of himself popping out at poor, unsuspecting pedestrians. Behold:

Bush Man is really Ed Bassmaster, a comedian who has gained notoriety for his hidden camera antics. While it's funny enough to watch him shock unsuspecting passersby, any pile of leaves that jumps out at me on the Central Park loop is getting kicked right in the balls.