We often discuss the people who refuse to adhere to park signs or barriers at the risk to themselves and wildlife. The latest march of the morons was captured on a series of selfies by a man who waded into a river full of bears in a closed section of the Katmai National Park with two other people. The National Park Service is now preparing charges against this group after various people contacted them with the evidence from a webcam.
The scene was caught on Explore.org’s popular Bear Cam which showed the man taking pictures for roughly 90 more seconds in the midst of the feeding bears. Park regulations require that people stay more than 50 yards away from a bear using a “concentrated food source.”
Environmentalists often prove the greatest resource over park officials and that was the case here. The webcam evidence clearly showed the senseless violations. There is an elevated platform to view the bears but these men ventured into the river to get some snaps.
What makes me angry is that if the bears attacked, one or more could have been put down as a result of this utter stupidity.