Zanesville, Ohio, was put on the map by the release of 56 exotic animals, but the fun never stops as the Ohio University-Zanesville Tracers kicked off their not-even-NAIA basketball season on Friday night. Upon arrival at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, they were greeted by the Student Section of Dr. Moreau—and a couple of Nerf-wielding state troopers.

The manimals enter at 8:45 of the Cougars-Tracers game video here, and clearly provoked PTSD freakouts from Zanesville residents—they would lose the game 100-46.

Top photo by James Farrell