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Old 08-23-2010, 02:15 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Cathy Hayes was cracking jokes as she recorded a close encounter with a buffalo on her camera in a recent visit to Yellowstone National Park.

“Watch Donald get gored,” she said as her companion hustled toward a grazing one-ton beast for a closer shot with his own camera.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/22/sc...er=rss&emc=rss
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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The park system should have everyone sign an agreement - they will pay for any rescue they request.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:33 AM
 
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Sounds like Darwinism at work to me.

I do agree that people should have to pay for their rescue.
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Technology is getting better but are people getting smarter? I don’t think both in morals and common sense are people getting any smarter no matter how great technology gets.
It is common sense to remember these animals are not trained. They are animals and can be unpredictable while the person was trying to take a picture.

But the Buffalo might have thought she was trying to hurt him and the the animal wanting to protect its life. This is not the zoo. Our thinking and common sense needs to be more in kilter than our technology.
It was never safe to be in a wild park. Not completely. There have always been risks.

I feel bad about the person who accidentally fell off the cliff. That must have been a night mare. For the one who called for the drink just sounds like a prank to me. There are especially teens that would want to do this. I know because I was a teen once. This is the kind of stuff I could get myself into.

I think that programs like PBS specials showing animals I would believe are at a great distance safely to do video footage to study the animals and their habitat. After all if you get too close the animals may behave different. If they don’t know they are being filmed or taken a picture they will act as they naturally do. Get the best zoom you can to be furthest away as you can to take safe pictures. We like pictures taken. But they the animals may not be your loving Kodak Polaroid fan hahaha.
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:05 PM
 
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Baxter State Park in Maine doesn't allow electronic devices, I believe. Don't know how well they can enforce that, but they really discourage people from using their cell phones out on the trail... probably for just this reason.
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