Should tourists, who shrug off the risk to themselves to get wildlife photographs, be ejected from Yellowstone before they get hurt?
Again a video has been made of some tourists in Yellowstone National Park that are throwing caution to the wind to get up-close photos with wildlife, particularly bison, in the famous park.
This time, the people in question have gotten close enough to reach out and even pet one of the animals which can average between 1,000 and 2,000 pounds in weight.
While there is no doubt that these animals are quite used to human activity around them, park rules dictate a 25-foot minimum distance from the animals in these situations.
With the question of safety paramount for park officials, should they be ejecting tourists that take such risks for a simple photo before they come to harm in an effort to send a message to all park visitors? Maybe more to the point, is the park staffed well enough to find and issue citations to all of those disrespecting the park’s own safety rules?
What do you think, should the park and others like it be throwing tourists out for their own safety?