Well, count me in as one of those types of gawkers, one who did something similar about eight years ago when my family of four visited Yellowstone.Colin wrote:I was in Yellowstone about a month ago, and there was a grizzly and her cub off to the side of the road, and people were just parking in the travel lanes of the road and then trying to walk as close as possible to the bears so that they could get pictures...I parked and waited for the inevitable mauling of some poor moron, but to my disappointment, it never happened.Rat Patrol wrote:http://petapixel.com/2014/10/28/stop-ta ... vice-says/
How is this a helpful public service announcement when it only ensures that the very stupidest people stay alive longer? :hmph:
There was a mama bear with four cubs (the rangers think she adopted two of them, because that's a lot of cubs for a bear to bear) who, like clockwork, would march her brood down the slope of Mount Washington (I think that's the right name -- I'm too lazy to look it up) at 2 o'clock every afternoon.
So, naturally, dozens of visitors headed out to the road that she and her cubs had to cross in their daily food foraging trip down the mountainside.
Park rangers were there for crowd control, with guns, bear spray, and megaphones, because that was the best they could do. They did not have the resources to keep all the maroons away, because there were so many of them.
And my family was among them ... and and , but luckily we did not end up
I got some great pics, though.
But yeah, that was stupid.