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Was a 'Family of Sasquatches' Really Spotted by an Arizona Highway Camera? Probably Not.

"We might have spotted a family of sasquatches..."

The Arizona Department of Transportation kicked off 2015 by igniting a firestorm of rumors and conspiracy theories.

The government agency posted on its official Facebook page a photo capturing a group of mysterious animals roaming near a highway.

"We might have spotted a family of sasquatches on SR 260 near Heber this afternoon. What do you think?" the caption read.

Image source: Arizona Department of Transportation / Facebook

Almost immediately, rumors started swirling. Hundreds of comments poured in and the photo was shared more than 3,000 times.

[sharequote align="right"]"We always try to have a little fun with our Facebook and Twitter feeds."[/sharequote]

However, speaking to ABC News, department spokesman Tim Tait said the post was just intended to be humorous.

"We always try to have a little fun with our Facebook and Twitter feeds," he said. "That way, we don’t just post news about crashes and road conditions, but a little something to engage our audience in different ways."

"This posting was one of those efforts – something that caught our attention, and we thought it might make some people chuckle," Tait added.

(H/T: ABC News)

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