TWO US scout leaders say they have received death threats after a video of them toppling an age-old rock formation in the western state of Utah went viral online.
Nearly two million people have watched the video of Glenn Taylor pushing a massive 170 million-year-old red rock over in Goblin Valley State Park, filmed by his fellow scout leader Dave Hall.
The pair, who celebrated by doing high fives after the rock fell, insist they pushed it because it was loose and they feared it could topple onto a visitor to the park.
But facing possible felony charges, they admit they probably should have found a park ranger before taking action themselves, whether filmed or not.
"I think we made the right decision, but probably the wrong method," Hall said, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. "We take full responsibility for whatever mistake we made, and we're open to whatever that means from the state, from the Boy Scouts' office, etc," he added.