Over the years we've seen some pretty wild videos from the National Parks in Wyoming. Most everyone is walking around with a camera and a platform to get information out to the rest of the world in a matter of seconds.

You can bet that if someone catches you or your pet on video, doing something unfavorable, you're going to be a viral sensation and get some unwanted attention.

In the National Park System, not every park is created equally.

The rules are a little different, depending on the features of that certain park. Meaning, that if you think the rules are the same everywhere, you're probably in for a rude awakening.

Take pets for instance.

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Pets are allowed at nearly every National Park, but the rules for the pets are different. When you visit parks like Yellowstone or Grand Teton, you need to be extra careful when it comes to your pet. This is from the Grand Teton National Park website.

Pets are allowed in Grand Teton National Park, but they must be restrained at all times and are not permitted on hiking trails, inside visitor centers or other facilities. A good rule of thumb is that a pet may go anywhere a car may go: roads and road shoulders, campgrounds and picnic areas, parking lots, etc. Pets must be on a leash (six feet or less), under physical restraint, and within 30 feet of the roadway. Pets are not permitted on any park trails or in the backcountry. Pets are not considered pack animals.

The rules basically say, keep your dog on a leash and in the areas where they're allowed.

In the summer of 2021, a video was captured of a pet Husky, that almost met his maker at the hoofs of a large bison.

Pet Regulations at Grand Teton National Park

  • You are responsible for clean-up and disposal of all pet waste.
  • Pets must be kept under physical control at all times - caged, crated, or restrained on a leash not to exceed six feet in length.
  • Pets are prohibited in the backcountry and on park trails.
  • Pets are prohibited from public buildings and swimming beaches.
  • Pets are prohibited from riding in boats on park waters, except for Jackson Lake.
  • Pets must stay within 30 feet of any roadway.
  • Pets must not be left unattended and/or tied to an object.
  • Pets are prohibited from making unreasonable noise or frightening wildlife.
  • Pets running-at-large may be impounded and their owner charged for the care and feeding.
  • Dog sledding and ski-jorring is prohibited.
  • Pets are not allowed on the park's multi-use pathway.

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