April 2, 2023

It’s a Mad World

Colorado park stays closed because too many people are trying to take selfies with bears – source

“We’ve actually seen people using selfie sticks to try and get as close to the bears as possible, sometimes within 10 feet of wild bears,” said Brandon Ransom, Denver Water’s manager of recreation. Before it was closed, a bear chased a biker in the canyon.

Because Waterton Canyon has more than 100,000 visitors a year, its management is worried that these dangerous selfies would lead to a bear attack.
Perhaps it’s the dope heads who don’t know any better. I say let the pot heads alone. Let them take selfies. As a matter of fact, place signs directing them how to persuade the bear to come and take a group photo, placing the bear in the middle.