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Video Appears to Show Vandals Destroying Beloved Oregon Rock Formation

From the this-is-why-we-can't-have-nice-things department:

Video has surfaced that appears to show vandals in coastal Oregon destroying an iconic rock formation by pushing it over.

Located in Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, the 7- by 10-foot pedestal, commonly known as "the duckbill," was originally thought to have toppled due to erosion and weather.

But then a guy named David Kalas came forward with his footage suggesting otherwise.

The frequently photographed rock was separated by a fence and warning signs that were supposed to keep visitors away, but the barrier and postings were frequently ignored—on some occasions leading to fatal falls from the surrounding bluffs.

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Park officials and state police say they're investigating the video to determine how to respond. Anybody who might have helped destroy the rock could face a fine of up to $435.

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