Monday, May 26, 2014

Captain Obvious Out Planting Signs

Just outside the east entrance to Yellowstone is a sign: "BEARS ARE DANGEROUS/DO NOT APPROACH/$5000 FINE".

Of course, we had to warn an Italian tourist who was getting way too close to a moose because he was trying to get a close-up picture with an iPad.  At least the moose's reaction as the tourist approached made for some good pictures.  Fortunately, we did not have the "opportunity" to get some pictures of the moose stomping the tourist.


  1. I have seen people get WAY too close to a black bear and her two cubs in the Great Smokie Mountains. And a friend told me about seeing a man climb over a fence and set his small son on the ground so he could get his son in the picture with an old black bear munching on crab apples.

    People really, really don't have a clue...

  2. Reminds me of the signs at the cholla garden in Joshua Tree reminding the tourists not to pet the pretty, fuzzy cactus.

    I suppose it helps lessen the number of complaints from people with pieces of cactus stuck to them with barbed thorns...