Over 1,000 daffodils have been cut down and removed from a children's park as fears grow that kids may be eating the flower!
A play area in Cornwall, in the UK, had the plant chopped down for ‘health and safety' reasons.
St Blaise Town Council officials say daffodils can be poisonous if eaten and could result in children getting diarrhoea.
Locals in the town of Cornwall are in meltdown, according to the Metro.
After a health & safety course a council in Cornwall has decided daffodils are dangerous because kids might eat them. 1,000 have been cut down.
Council won’t plant anymore to be on the safe side.
A sad pathetic story as the flowers give people so much pleasure in the parks😏
— sandieshoes 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@sandieshoes) April 5, 2022
The publication says one town local said "most ridiculous actions from a town council I’ve ever heard of".
While many have labelled the move as bonkers, however, the council has defended its decision.
A council spokesperson says "after recent play inspection training we were advised not to have daffodils in play areas as all parts of the daffodil can be poisonous".
People have taken to social media to express their anger over the decision.
One user tweeted, "A sad pathetic story as the flowers give people so much pleasure in the parks."
While another says, "Truly ridiculous, another example of the nanny state sucking the joy from life."
Local supermarkets in the area have replaced sweets in their shop with daffodils.
Following the actions of St. Blaise town Council in Cornwall to destroy daffodils because of a risk that children will eat them, supermarkets will replace sweets with daffs at checkouts in the hope that kids will pester parents to buy.
— Barry Byrne (@ByrneBarry) April 6, 2022
Photo by Julian Majer