She should have left this photo …
Because she got too close to a grizzly bear and her cubs for a picture, a young American woman has to go to jail for four days. “Approaching a grizzly with cubs is just plain stupid,” said District Attorney Bob Murray when delivering the Wyoming verdict.
It is sheer luck that the 25-year-old sits as a defendant in court and did not end up as a mangled tourist.
In May, the tourist was with a group in the US National Park Yellowstone, which is known for its breathtaking scenery and unique wildlife. Instead of standing back and getting into her vehicle like the other visitors when the mother bear arrived, the young woman stopped for photos.
She approached the bears within 90 meters – which is against the park rules. In addition to the stay in detention, she also has to pay a fine of 1000 dollars (860 euros).