“So this was her kingdom: an octagonal house, a roomful of books, and a bear.” ― Marian Engel, Bear

Virginia Governors have been "pranking" their successors for years. When former Gov. Mark Warner left office in 2006, he left a (clothed) cardboard cutout of himself in the shower for his successor, Tim Kaine, to find. In 2014, the newly inaugurated Virginia governor got a few surprises from his predecessor, Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell. Continuing the proud tradition of gubernatorial pranks in the commonwealth, McAuliffe opened the private bathroom in his office on the first day of his term as governor to find a giant taxidermied bear.

Follow Daily Virginia Trivia on Facebook!