If you’re a fan of the towering mastiff, you know that while they’re huge, they’re also huge softies.
Even then, if you’re unfamiliar with the breed, you could be terrified by their looks, which is probably why neighbors were so ready to believe that this particular Mastiff had killed an unfortunate postman and was lazily chowing down on his severed arm.
Tatanka, an English Mastiff from Des Moines, Iowa, found himself in a position where he was photographed strolling around his yard with a very realistic-looking limb in his mouth.
Tatanka, on the other hand, is not a cold-blooded killer; he is simply playing with his favorite toy!
“When he prances in the yard with the arm, the neighbors look at us strangely until they understand it’s a Halloween prop.” and not the real thing,” Debra Ann Ridge adds.
Yes, you read that right: it’s simply a simple Halloween prop. It’s a very realistic-looking one, to be sure, but no genuine postmen were harmed in its production of it.
“Every year when I pull out the ‘infamous arm’ at Halloween, my son grabs it and do fun with it.”
Despite the neighbors’ initial horror, it appears that many are now choosing to see the funny side, making various comments every time they see Tatanka playing.
“They crack jokes like, ‘I see he’s been digging in the backyard again,’ or, ‘Is that the mailman?'”
So there you have it: Tatanka is not the ruthless killer you may have assumed. Please continue delivering to his house, postmen!