Very Christmassy Mr. Mayor of San Juan, but why exactly is a leopard ripping the throat out of a gazelle on your Christmas cards?

A festive riddle: What does a leopard brutally mauling a gazelle have in common with a turkey swooping over a black bear and a little lost penguin waddling over the ice?

Christmas, of course!

All three scenes, played out with stuffed animals, were the backdrops for a series of inexplicably bizarre official Christmas cards from Jorge Santini, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, as Michael Zennie writes in London’s Daily Mail. Not to mention the little daughter’s strange come-hither pose. Weird.

The mayor says he chose the scenes as a way to promote the San Juan Wildlife Museum and the realistic natural history displays it offers.

But some political rivals say the Christmas cards are veiled, if awkward, threats about the upcoming election next year, the Huffington Post reported.

In the three cards, the mayor, his wife and three children placidly grin for the camera, seemingly oblivious of the frozen wild animals around them.

The most incongruous of the three cards is one that features a leaping leopard grabbing a helpless gazelle by the throat.

Mayor Santini’s 7-year-old daughter smiles coyly at the edge of the photo.

May your dream be illuminated this Christmas,’ says the card – a rough English translation according to Huffington Post.

Mayor Santini, 51, has served as mayor of San Juan City – the capital of Puerto Rico – since 2001.

For the original report and a look at the other two cards go to http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2073781/Bizarre-official-Christmas-cards-Jorge-Santini-mayor-San-Juan-Puerto-Rico.html#ixzz1gTlF8Z1X

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