[WARNING: Graphic images ahead]
A popular club of recreational off-road drivers known as “Bonkas 4×4 Wales” have encountered occasional resistance to their activities from angry locals, usually in the form of crude blockades and booby-traps. But last weekend, they discovered a horrifying “warning sign” far more threatening than piles of logs or sheep manure blocking their path.
According to Wales Online, this grisly and shocking scarecrow-like figure was found on Saturday by club member Mike Toseland — right in the middle of a mountain road frequently used by the club, between Pontypridd and Llanbradach in South Wales.
The effigy is a human-sized wooden cross, dressed in a man’s work shirt bearing the painted words BONKAS 4X4 WHO NEXT. Atop the cross was impaled a severed, blood-dripping ram’s head… and nailed beneath the shirt were the ram’s severed testicles.
“It’s a malicious act and very scary,” Toseland told Wales Online, comparing the display to the severed horse-head placed in a rival gangster’s bed in THE GODFATHER.
He also mentioned this was not the first time the group had received threats from an unknown party: “Other incidents in the area have seen routes being blocked with dumped piles of rubble and manure, and more recently, the whole body of a dead sheep.”
As of this writing, South Wales Police are still searching for the macabre-minded prankster.