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Mon Jun 28, 2021, 06:26 AM

Nude sunbathers running from deer fined for violating Sydney lockdown

CNN) Two men in Australia have been fined $760 each for violating Sydney's latest round of lockdowns after police found them naked and lost in the bush as they apparently fled from a wild animal.

Officers in a police helicopter spotted the pair sunbathing naked on a beach in Royal National Park south of Sydney, New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller told a news briefing on Monday.

"Unbelievably, we saw two men sunbaking naked on a beach on the South Coast. They were startled by a deer, ran into the national forest, national park, and got lost," Fuller said. "Not only did they require assistance from SES (State Emergency Service) and police to rescue them, they also both received a ticket."

Fuller shared the story as part of a larger status update regarding New South Wales' lockdowns. The restrictions were ordered amid a small outbreak of coronavirus cases traced to Sydney's Bondi neighborhood in which patients were confirmed to have the Delta variant, first identified in India. Stay-at-home orders are now in effect for all of Greater Sydney -- the country's biggest city -- as well as the South Coast and Blue Mountains, both popular recreation spots.

Asked for additional details on the two men, Fuller said: "As the health minister said yesterday, it's difficult to legislate against idiots. But clearly putting people at risk by leaving home without a proper reason, and I think then not only on top of that, but then getting lost in the national park and diverting important resources away from the health operation, I think they should be embarrassed.

"I can assure you, if you breach the health orders or the guidelines, you will be punished," he added.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/amp/naked-sunbather-fines-sydney-lockdown-intl-hnk/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

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Reply Nude sunbathers running from deer fined for violating Sydney lockdown (Original post)
edbermac Jun 2021 OP
SarcasticSatyr Jun 2021 #1
OldBaldy1701E Jun 2021 #2
stopdiggin Jun 2021 #4
Arkansas Granny Jun 2021 #10
Fritz Walter Jun 2021 #3
twodogsbarking Jun 2021 #5
infullview Jun 2021 #6
Ferrets are Cool Jun 2021 #7
IronLionZion Jun 2021 #8
Javaman Jun 2021 #9
Angleae Jun 2021 #11
gratuitous Jun 2021 #13
uriel1972 Jun 2021 #14
uriel1972 Jun 2021 #15
thucythucy Jun 2021 #12

Response to edbermac (Original post)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 06:58 AM

1. Now there's a headline you don't see everyday .....

and I'm honestly curious, is "sunbathing" and "sunbaking" pretty much the same thing?

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Response to SarcasticSatyr (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 07:29 AM

2. The former is what people who tan do

The latter is what pasty whales like me do.

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Response to OldBaldy1701E (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 07:48 AM

4. this is the correct definition

one is an an accepted pass-time for some (except during lock-downs) - the other is an offense (under any circumstance).
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Response to SarcasticSatyr (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 12:27 PM

10. I liked the one in the Guardian better.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 07:42 AM

3. The late-night talk show hosts are going to have a field day with this story!

Here's an idea: Add this Crocadile Dundee clip "That's a knife!"

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 08:01 AM

5. You had me at trying to run from a deer.

They run quite fast. Speed beef.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 08:46 AM

6. What? No video?

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 09:00 AM

7. My first thought...just run into the water, not the deer's home.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 09:00 AM

8. If they want to burn some sensitive bits

the idea of Aussies sunbathing naked is bonkers since they'll have a serious sunburn problem down under.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 12:17 PM

9. sunbaking?

isn't it winter there now?

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 01:45 PM

11. Just how much sun are they getting? It's winter down there.

I just looked up the temp down there and it's about 50F and raining.

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Response to Angleae (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 04:57 PM

13. This story seems fishy to me, too

Deer aren't terribly aggressive animals, at least not the ones I encounter along Oaks Bottom.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 09:07 PM

14. There is a theory that it's all a 'cover-up' heh no pun intended... yeah

Two branches on this one.. two naked men need a rescue in a national park try to excuse their way out of a tricky situation... OR the gubmint is trying to distract from their abysmal handling of the COVID situation.

I go with the former myself.

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Response to Angleae (Reply #11)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 09:08 PM

15. blue people... I see blue people.

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Response to edbermac (Original post)

Mon Jun 28, 2021, 03:43 PM

12. Wait. They fined a deer for violating the lockdown?

No wonder the deer was pissed.

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