By Normal Frump
A reader came across this photo and sent it to us. We do not know who took it.
It was taken at a national park campsite. Seeing it makes our staff’s blood boil.
It’s really hard to understand people who toss trash out their car windows, or who feed a bear, which could ultimately result in its death due to becoming people-food dependent and aggressive about getting it. But this is about as bad as it gets.
We can only hope that whoever did this was caught.
Because of that person’s stupidity and lack of respect for nature and other campers, he or she (probably both) has forced everyone who later occupies the campsite to witness this destruction over and over again.
Frankly, the park should cut down the tree. It’s a reminder of the worst side of humanity.
I am sorry to upset you, as I probably have, because I know the readers of this newsletter would never do something like this. But, if you should ever witness someone being so destructive, contact the police or rangers immediately. The violators need to pay a steep fine and if the judge determines, spend a little time behind bars to ponder their ignorant behavior. Oh, this is so depressing!