Yellowstone visitors aren't in a zoo, so use good sense

Jun 17, 2016 Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton


I am always amazed at the stupidity of people. Walking up to a bear, a moose, a buffalo, any wild animal and trying to feed or pet them! Come on, people...wake up! You aren't in a zoo. You're in the wild.

I see that someone apparently stood out by one of the hot springs in Yellowstone and then put it on the internet...and yes...the writer is very correct...had they fallen in, they would have been contacting attorneys so fast your head would spin.

I do not feel sorry for anyone who has their head up their behind when they pull stunts like this.

I do feel sorry for our wildlife, though. We continue to move into their domains and then wonder why there are so many "meetings" between wildlife and the public. And the wildlife is put down.'s a shame

They are slowly losing all of their habitat to us. We need to back off and look for other places to move into.

Anyway, I'm sure there will continue to be idiots among us. I hate to hear that someone dies from their stupidity.