Last night 10 humans and 2 dogs spent Christmas together. At some point, one human dissappears for a few minutes and comes back wearing a full Santa outfit. Upon respawning, the dogs start barking aggressively until they are calmed down by non-Santa humans. They remained attentive of Santa until he left after a few more minutes.
Why is this? Did the dogs not recognize the human because of his fake full beard and altered body shape (pillow under coat for fattening)? The human didn't shower or put on perfume or anything. I'm stumped by this and I'd love to learn the reason for this odd behaviour.