Deer Walks Right Into Thermal Pool In Yellowstone National Park, Stuns Onlookers: “So, They Lied To Us?”

Deer walks into thermal pool

Bambi about to be deer soup…

I guess this deer didn’t see the warning signs…

Thermal pools ain’t nothing to mess around with though. Curious (and stupid) minds tends to take over, and people love to roll the dice at Yellowstone National Park. Whether it’s approaching a wild animal, or getting to close to a thermal pool even though they can reach temperatures up to 345 degrees.

There are countless signs warning people to stay out but they just can’t seem to help themselves. Time and time again we see and hear of people going right into these springs. Some have even died as they found a human foot in one.

Beyond them being dangerous, they are incredibly rare, making their protection highly important. People don’t seem to care and just want to get that cool video.

With wildlife, the same rules don’t apply. They don’t see fences or signs, but they also wouldn’t walk into a scorching hot spring.

These rare landscape features and wildlife coexist just fine.

These folks were shocked to find that out though while they were visiting a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park. The deer is seen walking straight to, and then right into, a thermal feature.

The man behind the camera was stunned:

“Are you gonna go get burnt by acid? Ow…

What the f***. So they lied to us? It’s been a lie this whole time.”

Truth is that different thermal pools run at different temperatures. Some are hot and some are REALLY hot. Some will melt the skin right off your hand. This deer, who may or may not know any better, obviously found one of the cooler ones.

Nevertheless, I’m afraid that this viral deer is gonna make everybody run out there and try to touch it…

DON’T be like this deer…

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He got a close up with the deer as well:

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Bear Chases Elk Around The Thermal Pools At Yellowstone National Park

If Yellowstone isn’t on the bucket list, put it on there ASAP.

The place is absolutely incredible.

Between the stunning natural beauty and the up close encounters with wildlife, you’re guaranteed to see something amazing.

For these parkgoers, they got a front row seat to herd of elk while touring the thermal pools. But it wasn’t just a rambunctious herd of elk, they were running for their lives.

With a bear hot on the tail, these elk do everything they can to evade the bear, while also avoiding the scalding hot springs.

If footage like this doesn’t convince you to check it out, nothing will.

Brown Bears Battle Over Whale Carcass Off Coast Of Alaska

I just got back from the lovely state of Montana, and while I didn’t run into any bears while I was there (probably a good thing), you get a first hand account of the vast, incredible, and humbling beauty this country has to offer.

And while Montana is amazing it gets no more vast, incredible and humbling than Alaska.

In this incredible footage at the Katmai Coast of Southern Alaska, we get to watch as two coastal brown bears engage in a vicious fight over a beached whale carcass.

A whale carcass beached on the Alaskan coast prompted several dramatic fights between scavenging bears over the newfound bounty.

The scene was caught on camera at the Katmai coast in southern Alaska, in August 2015, as a massive male attacked a smaller female with a cub at the carcass, briefly gaining the upper hand until a different male attacks, saving the female.

And we have a front row seat.

Grizzly Bear Chases Mountain Goats At Glacier National Park

Talk about a wild hike.

Everyone hopes to see some nice views, maybe an animal encounter of sorts from afar, but a  big ol’ grizzly barreling down the trail right at you? Not what you signed up for…

What if it decides you’re gonna be its dinner instead? I mean, honestly, the mountain goats have a MUCH better chance at getting away.

This is just amazing though.

The video, from Glacier National in Montana, starts showing some goats running on the trail with more people in the distance on the other side of them. One of the goats is coming right for the man filming.

Then out of nowhere comes a hungry grizzly trying to catch itself some lunch. Needless to say, this explains why the goats we’re running like something was chasing them.

Now the man filming is panicked too.

As the camera views shakes around in the panic heavy breathing is heard as the grizzly runs on by, ignoring the hikers to the chase the goats.

A little bit more an adrenaline rush than they bargained for, eh?

The video steadies out as the bear continues to chase the goats that are now in the distance.

The clip is amazing, the background is picture perfect and it showcases just how quick and amazing both mountain goats and grizzly bears are.

The goats are out here living on mountain side being chased by grizzlies. The grizzlies out here chasing around goats that lives on mountain sides to survive. It’s a pretty crazy world out there.

And it’s great that these national parks have such an abundance of wildlife and tourists to capture these crazy moments.

“While hiking the Hidden Lake Overlook Trail in Glacier National Park, I watched a grizzly bear charge after mountain goats.

The bear and goats came right onto the well-traveled trail, frightening the hikers who were a few feet from the action.

The bear and the goats eventually left the trail and headed down the mountain.”

Here’s another video from a couple weeks later… must be a regular occurrence:

Young Elk Tries To Escape Wolf And A Grizzly Bear In Banff National Park

It’s hard out here for an elk…

Even in a National Park like Banff, where wildlife is so abundant, it’s not every day that you’re gonna witness an animal encounter like this.

On top of that, to catch it all on video… even crazier.

It might not be the best quality, and our dude is no Steven Spielberg, but amazing none the less.

It starts with a shaking video as you notice something on shore on the far side of the river. It ends up being a wolf chasing a calf elk into the river. It must have nipped it because the elk starts crying pretty hard as it gets into the water. Opting to stay dry, the wolf decides not to pursue, and he glances up at the onlookers before retreating back into the woods.

The young elk lives to fight another day…

Not so fast.

Just as you think the elk may have gotten away, here comes the grizzly charging into the water, making its way across the river. It ends up down stream a ways from the elk still fighting its way back to shore.

As the grizzly hits land, it shows you one of the many reasons they are such an incredible animal. In a matter of seconds it ends up right were the elk touched down on shore and chases it back into the water underneath a bridge.

The bikers who are filming are completely in shock and I can’t really blame them. Imagine your morning work out going along enjoying a bike ride in the mountains and you witness a sequence of events like this?

The elk comes out from under the bridge with the bear right on it tail.

“This is the most epic shit ever… This is planet earth.”

Not for the elk…

However, I see no lies here, it is pretty epic. This would be some type of stuff you see on Planet Earth.

As the elk swims down river it gets some distance on the grizzly. Smart move young one, smart move. The elk made it safely to shore, only to find the wolf waiting for him..


“At the end of the video the elk gains some distance but ends up on shore with wolf waiting on the train tracks and the grizzly bear eventually catching up.

Not sure exactly who wins but its definitely not the elk.”

Nature can be a cruel, cruel beast.

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Yellowstone Visitor Illegally Dips Hand In 174-Degree Hot Spring

Holy smokes, what is wrong with some people?

Today we head back to the beautiful Instagram page “Tourons Of Yellowstone” to see yet another phenomenal display of stupidity. Not only is this next level idiotic, but these people were risking their life doing this.

On the Yellowstone National Park safety portion of their website, they clearly state:

“Stay on boardwalks and trails in thermal areas. Hot springs have injured or killed more people in Yellowstone than any other natural feature. Keep your children close and don’t let them run.”

Notice how they addressed children, hoping that grown up adults would be smart enough to not dip their hands into the 174-degree thermal pools.

Over 20 people have died after they entered or accidentally fell into the hot springs at Yellowstone National Park. There are signs everywhere that warn visitors not to get off the boardwalks or approach the hot springs, but that didn’t stop these two.

Even a bystander (the one that took the video) tried to warn the two people as they jumped the fence and slowly made their way down to the thermal pool. The caption on the post explains how the situation went down, and why the person videoing started recording:

“Ok, I would have called these people in but couldn’t find a ranger or service, but here’s a guy and I’d presume his daughter at what I thought said Silex Spring in fountain paint pot trail.

I told him that was a bad idea and they shouldn’t get off the board walk. His response was ‘whatever man.’ So I hit record.”

Once they started recording, the “tourons” made their way down to the hot spring. One of them stayed up a ways from the thermal pool so that the other could hold onto their hand as they inched closer and closer to the piping hot water.

Once she finally got the fingers of her right hand into the water, she yelled out:

“It’s hot! It’s so hot!”

Who could have possibly known that? I seriously can’t believe that people would actually try to do this, and I do lose a little bit of faith in humanity after watching this.

Take a look:

People in the comments of the post were at a loss of words as they watched the morons touch the hot spring, and by “a loss of word,” I mean they actually had plenty of them:

“We generally need less safety measures in place so that we can fully benefit from the survival of the fittest system that has always existed.”

“They should earn a lifelong ban from all national & state parks. This is probably just the first time the first time they were caught on film performing for the Darwin Awards.”

“‘It’s hot!’ If only there was a sign telling them that! Since the steam and boiling water wasn’t enough.”

“Those 2 are the reason why there’s directions on shampoo bottles.”

“I wish people understood that it’s not just about the risk their making of their own lives, but they’re also interfering with a delicate ecosystem.”

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