"Three tourists boiled dinner in national park, leading to fines, a ban and some apt puns
When it comes to unthinking human behavior in America’s premier nature preserve, the retired Yellowstone historian Lee Whittlesey can reel off the examples.
There is the tourist who took a selfie in front of a bison only to be tossed in the air by it. There is the drone that crashed into bubbling park waters. And then there’s the latest story, which has driven him both to vexation and to punning.
Three tourists were charged and sentenced last week for preparing supper by boiling chickens in one of the park’s natural hot springs. Not only did they “run a fowl of the law”, Whittlesey says, they “cooked their own goose” by doing something a bit harebrained."