(photo & article courtesy of Tracks-n-Trails.com)
“People who ignore these rules are risking their lives and threatening the park experience for everyone else”.
-Dan Wenk, Yellowstone’s superintendent
There have been a few stories in the news lately with people encountering wild animals at national parks across the country, so we figured now would be a good time to stress the importance of following park regulations in relation to the animals within the park.
You may have heard some of these stories – first, there was the man who was arrested in Yellowstone after he hopped out of his car and taunted a bison in the road. Park regulations require visitors to stay at least 25 yards from animals like bison and elk. He was sentenced to 130 days in jail, not to mention publicly ridiculed across the country. (Read more...)