Someone used the California mountains as their own living room, and the park rangers do not have this.
Rangers at the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area found a six-piece sofa set up with a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean, officials said Friday.
“To the folks who left the six-piece sectional couch set up with a view of the Pacific Ocean in Deer Creek: This land IS your land (but it’s not your living room),” park rangers posted on Facebook. . “It’s a living space for all wildlife and visitors.”
Five federal employees used their muscles, handcarts and two trucks to haul the massive sofa off National Park Service property.
Whoever left the couch behind also left enough trash to fill several trash bags, rangers said.
“The cigarette butts, beer cans and bottles that were strewn about were also enough to fill two trash bags,” the rangers said. “Please consider your actions and don’t litter! It was a waste of resources and time.
Some commenters said they saw people doing something similar for photo shoots.
“Well, if I see pictures on (Facebook) of the shoot, you know who to charge for the hard work,” one person said. “People can be so inconsiderate.”
Others said leaving the couch and litter box in the middle of nature showed how little people think about the wildlife in the area.
the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has more than 500 miles of public trails and offers 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean and mountain range, according to the National Park Service.
It is the house of 1,000 plant species and hundreds of species of animals, including bobcats, coyotes and cougars.