A HILARIOUS video shows the moment a gamekeeper interruped a couple’s post-coital bliss – to warn them about setting the countryside on fire.
David Atkinson films himself as he stomps up to a tent and gets ready to deliver a severe ticking off to the occupants over their open fire.
But the sounds of passion can be heard coming very clearly from the tent, which also appears to be shuddering.
As the pair’s groans subside, David ruins the moment for them by stating: “It sounds like you enjoyed that.”
The gamekeeper, who looks after the Reeth Estate, North Yorkshire, then starts a lecture on the dangers of setting the countryside on fire.
Firefighters are still battling severe fires on Saddlesworth Moor, Greater Manchester, which have been raging since June 24.
So David was furious when, on his rounds of the estate, he spotted a couple who had been using an open fire next to their tent on tinder-dry moorland.
His jaw-dropping video, uploaded to Facebook with the caption “Went to give these two a telling off for a fire and barbecue they had on the moor. They were very quiet after my comments but I’m sure they won’t forget my words of warning about the danger of moor fires.”
His video opens with David, 38, from Barnard Castle, County Durham, stomping towards the tent from which the sounds of a woman groaning in ecstasy can already be heard.
As he gets up to the tent, the structure can be seen shuddering as noises of passion emerge from the man inside.
As the couple’s breathing subsides, David waits a moment or two before deadpanning: “Well, it sounded like you both enjoyed that.”
The noises from inside the tent stop immediately as David pans his camera around a grill and open fire. Just before the clip cuts out he starts lecturing them with the words: “Do you think it’s very sensible…”
The clip has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times since it was posted on July 1.
It was provoked laughter on Facebook as well as people warning of the danger of open fires on moorland.
Jodie Graham said: “I can’t stop laughing.”
Josh Westwood wrote: “Bloody hell I did some laughing at this!”
Louise Taylor Words commented: “Words fail me. I just can’t believe people are so thoughtless.
“Do they not watch the news and see the devastation that one tiny spark can cause – the damage to beautiful countryside and the risk to the lives of those tackling the fires and livestock.”
David said today: “I don’t want people to stop enjoying themselves but at the end of the day they should not have fires on the moor at this time of year. Even one spark can cause a fire that can keep going to Christmas.”
He added: “I thought it was hilarious. I showed my friends the video and they said I had to get it on Facebook. I hope that posting this will get the message across.
“The guy in the tent said, Can you just give us a minute?’ When they came out I just told them why they can’t have a fire and left them to it. I think everyone was embarrassed.”