Blame Yogi. Blame the Care Bears. Blame Refrigerator Perry. Who knows, but somewhere along the way folks have decided that bears are cuddly, adorable, and not at all going to maul them. And also that they are, like, totally awesome to take selfies with.
Seriously, didn't anyone see Grizzly Man?
Yep, bear selfies have become something of an unwanted trend at Taylor Creek in South Lake Tahoe, California, where park authorities are now urging the dumbest people in the history of the planet to stop approaching the furry creatures to take photos and videos.
“Bears are unpredictable, wild animals, and may attack if threatened”, Forest Supervisor Nancy Gibson said in a recently released statement that advised the morons to stick to walking trails, and stay away from wild animals.
“We can’t have visitors creating dangerous situations for themselves and others", Gibson added. "People are risking serious injury or death if they get too close to a bear."