Lake Tahoe tourists have been putting themselves in danger in order to take “selfies” with wild bears, promoting park officials in South Lake Tahoe to ban the act. “We’ve had mobs of people that are actually rushing toward the bears trying to get a ‘selfie’ photo,” Lisa Herron, spokesperson for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, told the Reno Gazette-Journal. “It is presenting a safety issue. We are afraid someone is going to get attacked.”
Get it together folks. If you want to take selfies with wildlife try a zoo or maybe your pet cat. Stick to gramming pictures of airplane wings, the time you tried to make a recipe from a Bobby Flay cookbook, and shitty sunsets. No word yet if the park officials will move to ban the controversial but less dangerous "duck face" selfie.
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