You don't have to be Buffy's Anya Jenkins to find this terrifying: that's Zdeno Chara dressed like a seven-foot-tall pink bunny rabbit, flanked by teammates during a Halloween-themed visit to the Children's Hospital.
Yes, this photo, tweeted this afternoon by NESN's Naoko Funayama, is real.
It's also downright ghastly. One wonders if the plan here was to buoy the children's spirits with a visit from their favourite hockey players or remind them that there are worse things to fear than their illnesses.
On the scale of horrifically oversized, nightmarish rabbits, I'm placing this abomination somewhere between Donnie Darko's Frank and Harvey's Harvey, and definitely closer to the former than the latter. If the spectre of death and Zdeno Chara called me from opposite ends of a hallway, and Chara was wearing the bunny suit above, I can safely say I'd think long and hard before deciding which way to go.
But seriously, where in the crap did Chara find this outfits? Who sells bunny costume...