- A peculiar street sign is warning pedestrians about the dangers of ‘mangoes’
- A photo taken in Mango Hill, Queensland shows the sign in front of a mango tree
- Several people have taken to the comments to stress that the danger is real
A peculiar Australian street sign is alerting pedestrians to the dangers of a much-loved tropical fruit.
A photo uploaded to Reddit’s ‘Australia’ discussion page shows an absurd roadside sign with an image of a bicycle, skid marks, and the word ‘MANGOES’ posted underneath.
Behind the sign, what appears to be a giant mango tree slouches out above the road.
‘Be safe out there’ reads the caption.
A peculiar road sign is alerting pedestrians to the danger of mangoes in a suburb of tropical north Queensland
An image of the sign was uploaded to the Reddit Australia page – with users taking to the comments section to confirm the legitimacy of the hazard
The image was captured in the aptly-named suburb of Mango Hill, in tropical north Queensland – an area so resplendent in mangoes, it seems, that the large fruits are actually a hazard to everyday pedestrians.
‘Yep. Turned into an uphill corner off a main road at night and my front wheel just went out from under me and slammed me and my rather large road bike into the bitumen,’ commented one Reddit user.
‘Big ol’ mango tree with its branches growing out over that corner that had dumped its load on the road learned me a big lesson that night.’
‘Even walking under Mango trees is dangerous’ claimed another user.
One particularly astute commenter meanwhile points out that the mango alert must only be there during mango season, as an old Google Maps image shows the sign without the word of warning underneath.
Mango season typically lasts from about September to February.
The photo was taken in the aptly-named suburb of Mango Hill, on a main road lined with mango trees