Men face big fine for 'turtle surfing' in Australia

Posted at 5:24 AM, Nov 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 05:46:55-04

A photo of two men surfing on a turtle in Australia is sparking outrage.

Authorities said the incident is being investigated and the offenders could face a $20,000 fine, according to a report from Daily Mail UK.


The image was posted to one of the men’s Instagram accounts with the caption,“'Surfed a tortoise on zee weekend. gnarly duddddeeeee “

Reports say before the image was deleted, members of the public copied and posted the photo in an effort to find the men.

In a Facebook post, workers at the Queensland National Parks praised the public for contacting them about the incident.