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Does this look like an ashtray to you?


This is a bog.Lichens hang from the trees and moss carpets the ground.It is a protected habitat.It has been gifted to us ( the public) with a beautiful boardwalk! Seriously humanity,does it look like the type of place you need to chuck beer cans into the woods and put cigarettes out in?

I have created a whole mental picture of the type of cretin who is walking through one of natures wonders and sees a patch of moss and goes” YEAH that’s where I’ll toss my cigarette,moss makes a mighty fine ashtray !” Oh that area right over there looks like a GREAT new home for my beer can.I am disgusted by it.So much so that I will walk around and pick up other peoples garbage because I just cannot stand to leave it there.I have two hands and two legs,I can pick up garbage,I am not some lazy swine who can’t bring out what I bring in.

Just the other day +Mike Rector  & I were out fishing and there a sign that says clearly.PLEASE bring out what you bring in.That’s really not such a hard thing is it ? I know if I can manage it ,and I bring a whole damn personal nest with me everywhere I go,other people can too.(I likes to have my stuff ;))

And when we get down to the shore, what do you know. There are several beautiful blue jays frolicking about and to my right ,on the tree with the blue jay, is not one but THREE beers cans stuck to the branches.I was horrified picturing that majestic beautiful bird perched on a damn beer can.Then there was MORE garbage about.I did get the beer cans though :D I have now resolved to bring garbage bags with me wherever I go because I just can’t take seeing nature being soiled like that.These are beautiful and pristine woods out here in the Adirondacks.They were written into the NY constitution in 1895 as being forever wild.Now we can’t help roads and recreation but I think we can sure as hell pick up our beer cans,tissues and cig butts,that’s really not too much to ask.

I know the pictures themselves aren’t the greatest but it’s the story that counts more in this instance :)

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  2. Mike Rector07-12-2012

    I hate that people can't stop littering. Especially when there is a sign that says "Do Not Litter – If you carry it in, carry it out" pretty simple and straight forward instructions. Makes me wonder how any of these people got as far in life as they did if they can't follow these simple directions. It's not like the sign was hard to spot either. The trail to the fishing spot was small, and you are literally face to face with it as you enter the trail. There was no way around it.
    Alex, you have done what I have only dreamt of doing to someone. * High Five *

  3. Chuck Cuyjet07-12-2012

    Mine too, so's Alex!

  4. Chris Mallory07-12-2012

    Oh I couldn't agree more with this post Rachael; here in California it is really bad in some places, for example our local wetlands are a wildlife haven which makes it all the more sickening the level of trash I see there, like how clueless are these people? Can they not hold onto their trash for just a few miles and dispose of it properly? Really wish their were more people like us that atleast cared just a little bit about this world we live in; by the way Alex, you're my new hero now :)

  5. Rachael Alexandra07-11-2012

    +Alex Lapidus  Go Alex That gave me a HUGE grin lol ! Oh I imagine if I start pegging beer cans at people I should probably be prepared for an attitude to match.That'd be quite the story "Woman gets black eye for having litter rage " lol

  6. Alex Lapidus07-11-2012

    I saw a guy drop his McDonalds bag out of his car a few years ago as I was walking through a parking lot, and I tossed it back in his open window.  Probably not the smartest thing I ever did, but I'm still here to tell the tale :-)

  7. Rachael Alexandra07-11-2012

    +Chuck Cuyjet  It really gets me going,who goes to a bog with the intent of " Lets drink beers and rage on the bog " anyway.To think that these were potentially grown people,of age,disrespecting a preserve,of all places,is just disturbing to me.Just wait until the day I catch someone in the act,boy will they get an earful.Must be very irritating indeed for someone of a generally timid nature to want to pick up their discarded garbage and peg them in the head with it  lol

  8. Chuck Cuyjet07-11-2012

    Right there with you in your outrage…cretins like that, one prays, should not be allowed to procreate!

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