Maud Dib: Too many people treat Nature like a theme park, and it turns on them with fatal consequences.....and they end up as bear poop.
Pants full of macaroni!!: Duh. No one's going on vacation anymore.
Kyle Butler: Most of these deaths are attributed to Darwin
Smidge204: Well that's what happens when you cut funding... loss of services.=Smidge=
hailin: I was going through Yellowstone park with my grandma once. This momma black bear and her two clubs were hanging out in the road playing, so we sat and watched for them to be done. The people in the car behind us got out with their two young kids (a toddler and maybe 4-5). The mom was prepping them on how to properly pet the cubs. I rolled down the window and said if they got two more steps towards those animals I would personally kick their asses as soon as the bears left. The mom panicked and got back in the car and the dad looked pissed. They followed us to the next stop where he proceeded to scream at me (I told my dear grandma to stay in the car since I had choice words for the guy).At the heat of the argument he told me I ruined their photo opportunity and I was an idiot since all the animals were trained on interacting with humans. Luckily a park ranger happened to hear that and came over to set the guy straight. He then yelled at us both for ruining their vacation, the park for not training the animals and me for stopping them for being idiots.With as a big an arse he was being I wish I wouldn't have stopped them now. Maybe losing a kid or two would have cemented it in his mind the world doesn't revolve around his family.
brap: I saw my first fleeting sight of a bear in the wild this year and got so excited that I ran after it.I got about fifty feet before the thought passed my mind that maybe this wasn't the best gameplan.
Momzilla59: Deaths are down and then there's people like this woman. (new window)Widow of man gored by goat files $10 million suit against parkPORT ANGELES, Wash. -- Wrongful death and personal injury claims totaling $10,022,700 have been made against Olympic National Park over the death of Bob Boardman, and a full-blown lawsuit may be imminent, according to his estate's lawyer.Does the National Park Service even Have 10 million dollars in reserve?
lizyrd: I just got back from a week in Acadia. It's pure luck that there have not been more deaths. I hiked a trail one morning with a sign that said something like "CAUTION: The Precipice is not a hiking route. It is a non-technical climbing route. Attempt it only if you have proper footwear, are physically fit and have experience near open cliffs. People have been seriously injured and others have died on this mountainside." The sign was a little melodramatic in my opinion, but I saw morons from more than one party wearing flip-flops and certainly nor respecting the consequences of a fall.
I_C_Weener: ...Even with my experience, I was overwhelmed. I got out the camera and waited for the bear to get closer, and closer, and closer...eventually I can tell by the pics, that the bear was no more than 12 feet from me...and my infant son...
Rapmaster2000: As I was coming down from the Beehive two months ago, I saw a family at the base in flip flops who were discussing whether to climb. The father said, "we'll just go up a little and if it's too hard we'll come back down." Great parenting, dipshiat.
cgraves67: You did humanity a great disservice by not allowing that family to be removed from the gene pool.
brap: I_C_Weener: ...Even with my experience, I was overwhelmed. I got out the camera and waited for the bear to get closer, and closer, and closer...eventually I can tell by the pics, that the bear was no more than 12 feet from me...and my infant son...The most terrifying part of that story?You have children.
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