Idiot Tourist Approaches Moose For A Selfie At Rocky Mountain National Park… Lucky He Isn’t Run Over

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Shocker, we have located a moron trying to take a selfie with a wild animal…

Another idiot tourist has gone viral after Rocky Mountain National Park shared a photo of a guy approaching a moose in a part of the park that is closed off to people.

And not only is he approaching the moose in an area he shouldn’t be in, he turns his back to the moose (who has its ears pinned) so he can take a selfie.

The park used the photo to illustrate why this bozo did everything you’re NOT supposed to when visiting a national park.

“What is wrong with this picture taken this week in Rocky Mountain National Park?

a) the park visitor has illegally approached wildlife

b) the park visitor is in a closed meadow – a meadow that is closed this time of year to protect wildlife!

c) the young bull moose is demonstrating his concern by laying his ears back

d) the park visitor has his back to the moose while taking a selfie – moose are faster than they look

e) all of the above

All wildlife in Rocky Mountain National Park are wild animals and they should be given respect and space to be… wild.

If an animal is reacting to you, you are too close. For moose and bears, keep back at least 120 feet or 36 meters. That’s more than two school bus lengths.”


I mean, you’re not a photographer, you’re not an influencer… is it worth risking your life for a shitty cell phone selfie that only you and your 120 Instagram followers are gonna see?

C’mon man…

Yellowstone Tourist Barely Avoids Getting Mauled By A Grizzly Bear

Before we reminisce on this story, I have something to say.

Why in the hell would you want to walk up on a bear in the wild?

Sure, they’re kinda cute from a distance, but those things can outrun you, they’re 10 times your size, and not to mention you look like a filet mignon in their eyes.

Hell, I remember going on a hike one time and bringing a bat just incase a bear ran up on us. I mean sure, the bat wouldn’t do much, but it might daze the bear for a minute.

Anyways, with that being said, we’re finally getting caught up on the story of Samantha Dehring, the Illinois woman in trouble for approaching a bear in Yellowstone National Park this past summer.

When a bear and her three cubs were on the side of the road, everybody else went to the car, but she continued to take pictures and get closer.

Mama bear then gave her a terrifying false charge, ultimately deciding not to attack the woman. However, if the mama bear wasn’t so kind, there’s nothing anybody would’ve been able to do for that woman.

And Yellowstone? They’re serious as a heart attack when it comes to animal encounters in the park.

The situation was immediately investigated and the woman was identified.

Ol’ Samantha caught a charge after pleading guilty to willfully remaining, approaching, and photographing wildlife within 100 yards. The other count of feeding, touching, teasing, frightening, or intentionally disturbing wildlife, was dismissed.

She finally got her day in court, and I’m sure she was thinking to herself:

“Ah, they were just trying to scare me. They’re gonna give me a warning and let me go.”

Well, she was wrong if she genuinely thought that.

According to NPR, she received a four day jail sentence, a number of fines, probation, and a one-year ban from Yellowstone National Park.

Bob Murray, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming, weighed in on the issue:

“Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park are, indeed, wild. The park is not a zoo where animals can be viewed within the safety of a fenced enclosure. They roam freely in their natural habitat and when threatened will react accordingly.

Approaching a sow grizzly with cubs is absolutely foolish. Here, pure luck is why Dehring is a criminal defendant and not a mauled tourist.”

Needless to say, she learned her lesson.

Play stupid games? Win stupid prizes.

Here’s the moment she was almost eaten by the bear.

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A beer bottle on a dock