‘It’s bloody disgusting’
Lovebirds carve names into mountain top
Posted on 09.11.2018
Two lovebirds who carved their names into the rock atop of Queensland’s Mt Ngungun are being scorned on social media, and face the possibility of massive fines or jail time if caught.
Damian “Wildman” Duffy drew attention to the “environmental vandalism” in a video posted to his popular Facebook page, Wildman Adventures, on Wednesday morning.
Since then it has been viewed more than 370,000 times.
He came across a rock with a carving of the names Rach and Tys in a love heart with an arrow through it, as well as a recent date.
“It’s bloody disgusting, it’s just a horrible mark on the landscape,”
“You go up there to experience the natural beauty and someone has gone to the effort of taking a battery-powered angle grinder and carving their names into the rock.
He said it was not the only vandalism he spotted at the mountain peak.
“Everywhere you look up there there’s a fair bit of graffiti. The problem with it is as soon as you get one it snowballs from there, someone else will see it and to them that creates a really bright idea to do the same. They follow suit, and suddenly the whole place is covered with that rubbish,” he said.
“The graffiti and just sheer lack of respect I see, it’d make your blood boil. And we’re always picking up rubbish, it’s pretty shocking the lack of respect people have for nature.
“No matter where you are in nature just leave it as you found it. There’s literally no need for you to go and disrupt the natural landscape, carve your name into a tree or a rock, it achieves nothing.”
“But it’s literally habitat destruction, it’s environment vandalism and there’s no use for it.”
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