06/01/2015 06:27 GMT | Updated 06/01/2015 06:59 GMT

Very Real Sasquatch Family Spotted On Arizona Highway, Official Agency Warns

A government agency has taken to Facebook to warn it may have spotted 'a family of sasquatches' by a highway.

Nearly 2,500 people have shared the Arizona Department For Transportation's Facebook post that shows, in true Sasquatch/Big Foot sighting style, a series of blurry black lines that is clearly something else.

The department said it was intended as a joke.

Spokesman Tim Tait told ABC News: "We always try to have a little fun with our Facebook and Twitter feeds.

“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.”

As the eagle-eyed Huffington Post UK previously reported, Sasquatch, or Big Foot, has been spotted in Lincolnshire, Norway and the Canadian mountains in the last 12 months.

This was remarkably given that, in January last year, Big Foot was shot dead and the hunter who killed him planned to take his body on tour of America.