Our post about a guy getting within feet of feeding grizzlies at Brooks Falls within Katmai National Park, Alaska blew up earlier this summer, and now three men are facing federal charges for their actions.
According to Alaska’s News Source, three men left the designated viewing platform at Brooks Falls and waded into the river for a closer view of the feeding grizzlies back in 2018.
Their actions caused ‘hazardous conditions’ for the grizzlies, and they now face up to six months in prison, $5,000 fines, and a year of probation if convicted.
Here’s the original video:
I really laid into these guys in my original post, and I’m grateful that something is being done for their idiotic actions. Wading into a river of feeding grizzlies is not only a death wish, but it also creates a dangerous environment for the bears themselves.
What if a park ranger had to tranquilize or even shoot a grizzly to prevent it from hurting one of these men? Thank goodness that didn’t happen, but hopefully these charges will deter future park guests from making the same mistakes as these three men.