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Teenagers confess to destroying hides

Six animal loving teenagers have admitted using axes, saws and hammers to smash up dozens of the special wooden platforms used by hunters in Austrian woods.

The hides located on wooden stilts allow the hunters to have a good view of the local countryside as they wait for deer, boars and other wildlife to start foraging in the open where they can be shot.

But the teenagers decided to give the animals a helping hand by demolishing the hides.

Police have now uncovered the gang and arrested one 16-year-old, two 17-year-olds and three 18-year-olds over the vandalism.

They will now have to pay the several thousand euros needed to repair the damage structures.

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