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Photo of bros ‘surfing’ on turtle sparks outrage

Not cool.

Feb 28, 2020, 9:20 pm*



Austin Powell

Two bros took a photo “surfing” on a turtle on Australia’s Frasier Island, and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service is now using it track down the pair. 

Ricky Rogers originally posted the image to Instagram with the caption, “’Surfed a tortoise on zee weekend. gnarly duddddeeeee.” He deleted the photo after some initial backlash, and now authorities have shared it on Facebook in hopes of gathering more information about the two. 

There’s some evidence to suggest that the turtle was dead at the time of the photo, a Queensland Parks spokesperson told the Daily Mail, but the two could face a maximum penalty of roughly $15,000 for interfering with a natural resource. 

“These guys are just complete idiots — there’s no way they should be doing what they were doing,” spokesperson Michael Beatty told the Fraser Coast Chronicle. “Per usual, they’ve been idiots and posted it on Facebook…(and) hopefully people on Facebook will let them know what idiots they were.”

You can count on it.

H/T Daily Mail

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*First Published: Nov 2, 2016, 12:02 pm