Visitors in Lake Tahoe Are Taking Too Many Bear Selfies

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Conventional wisdom stipulates that upon seeing a wild bear, one should not near said bear. One should also avoid taking a picture of oneself with said bear.

Visitors to Lake Tahoe this month laugh in the face of conventional wisdom, though. The number of visitors attempting to take selfies with bears in the area has caused the U.S. Forest Service to issue a statement requesting that visitors keep a safe distance from the animals.

“People have been rushing up to the bears to take selfies and videos with them,” Lisa Herron, a public affairs officer for the Lake Tahoe Basin, told Mashable“A bear will come and whole mobs of people will charge up to them to take photos.” Read more…

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