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    Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Andy Bridge/Unsplash

Now this is a troubling story.

Qld rangers will increase patrols in a Sunshine Coast national park after multiple metal spikes were found near popular trails.

The spikes, embedded in the ground with the sharp end pointing skyward, were found by mountain bikers and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service rangers in Tewantin National Park.

The ABC reports 13 metal spikes measuring about 18cm long have been removed from trails near Old Tewantin Road, close to Mount Tinbeerwah, over the past week.

QPWS rangers were alerted to the objects by a local mountain biking club, which removed eight spikes from the area late last week.

Rangers then carried out multiple sweeps of the trails using a metal detector to locate any remaining spikes, removing a further five.

“Everyone deserves to have a safe, enjoyable experience in our national parks and any attempt to damage property or hurt visitors or wildlife is unacceptable," QPWS ranger John McQueeney said.

So if you are bushwalking in the area please keep your eye out!

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