Dear Tourists, NPS Has 3 Simple Rules on Petting Wyoming Wildlife
Will Touron idiocy ever end?
Another round of videos of tourists crowding wildlife in Wyoming National Parks has surfaced, each more mind-boggling than the last.
Videos surfaced of a tourist group crowding a cub and mama bear - yeah, a black bear mama and her baby; what could go wrong? The dummies decided to stick around and capture video of the bears instead of doing the reasonable thing and backing away...you know...like an average person.
The actions of negligent tourists have led to entirely avoidable scenarios and near-death experiences in Wyoming's National Parks. Case in point, last month, these idiot actions happened:
- A man disturbed a bison calf crossing the Lamar River last week. The man lifted the calf out of the river. As a result of his interference, the calf's mother abandoned the calf, and after repeated attempts by NPS to reunite the calf failed, the calf had to be put down.
- A woman tried taking a selfie with a bison...and was about six inches from the critter. She was lucky it didn't attack.
- A different woman tried to take a selfie with a bison and didn't get so lucky. The bison lunged, and she was lucky to avoid the swipe of the bison's horns.
How many times must we stress, DO NOT PET THE MURDER MOOS?
DO NOT BOTHER THE MURDER MOOS.
STAY FAR AWAY FROM THE MURDER MOOS.
The National Park Service must be tired of idiot tourists too, because they posted this helpful graphic to their Instagram feed today:
So, dear tourists, for the last time...stay away from the wildlife.
If common sense isn't enough of a reason to stay away, maybe the fact that getting too close to wildlife in National Parks can earn you a fine and up to six months in jail, pursuant to Code NPS-36-CFR.