You know the warning that your side mirrors give you? “Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear?”
Take that idea, but apply it to every unintelligent person that visits this great country’s national parks. When “tourons” walk right up to wild animals, despite every possible warning not to do so, there should be a blanket statement that covers the story every time we see it unfold:
“Idiots in outdoors videos may be closer to wildlife than they should be.”
That was certainly true with this footage out of Jasper National Park in Canada when a man walked right up to an elk with a digital camera. He apparently thought it was worth it to risk his life to get a picture with his crappy digital camera.
The tourist also didn’t take the multiple hints that the large, 1000 pound elk was giving him. And by hints, I mean aggressive lunges and lowering of antlers in the direction of the man invading its personal space.
Even though the elk was clearly in attack mode, the man only slowly retreated, and even continued to stand his ground and take pictures after he retreated backwards a few yards. You’ve got to give the guy some credit…if he is an idiot, he’s a stubborn and persistent one at that.