Yellowstone Tourists Flirt With Death By Taking Pictures Dangerously Close To A Hot Spring

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It’s no secret that people visit Yellowstone National Park year in and year out to witness the breathtaking views that you typically won’t find anywhere else in the country, while also experiencing wildlife like they’ve never seen before.

Of course, you have your bozos that think everything is a toy, and completely disregard warnings about getting too close to wildlife, and the natural tourist attractions.

We’ve seen an alarming amount of these idiots over the past year, with three people getting gored by a bison in only a week at Yellowstone, one dude trying to run up on a bighorn sheep in the park’s parking lot like it’s not gonna freak out on him, and the list goes on and on.

Now, we can officially add to that list…

Video footage has surfaced of some people getting dangerously close to one of Yellowstone’s signature hot springs.

Of course, every tourist is supposed to keep a safe distance from these hot springs, considering the insanely high temperatures of the water that shoots out of them.

Nevertheless, people are dumb, and these tourists were practically on the ledge of the spring, all for a picture.

However, what they may not know is that those hot springs are hot enough to make you disintegrate into thin air, and it happened before when a man fell into a hot spring a few years back, and park officials could never find remains because his body dissolved from the hot temperatures.

Also, the pockets ground near the geysers and hot spring can be pretty thin in different areas, causing folks to unknowingly fall through into the burning hot groundwater.

And while it is extremely rare, more than 20 people have been killed in the past by Yellowstone’s various geothermal pools, geysers, mudpots, steam vents and hot springs. The most recent was in 2016.

Needless to say, these tourists are playing a dangerous game for a simple Kodak moment:

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