As normal, it’s the season bears are out and about trying to catch the seasonal salmon, but this time around the tourists reactions weren’t so normal. Visitors at Taylor Creek South Lake Tahoe, took full advantage of the bears sightings and many were attempting to take up close and personal ‘selfies’.
Park officials have always encouraged picture taking, but never thought tourists would be putting their lives in danger to do so. People are forgetting these are wild animals that have the ability to attack when feeling threatened. Officials may have to close the popular bear sighting if this safety hazard continues.
Be smart when interacting with wildlife! Take the time to learn more about your safety and the wild bears.