Bear selfies are apparently the new tiger selfies, still ridiculous

Dina Rickman@dinarickman
Tuesday 28 October 2014 18:00

First New York had to ban tiger selfies - now officials in California are warning against selfies with bears.

Visitors heading to Lake Tahoe keep trying to take selfies with black bears - prompting the US Forest Service to point out this is a terrible, terrible idea.

"We've had mobs of people that are actually rushing toward the bears trying to get a 'selfie' photo," spokesperson Lisa Herron told USA Today. "It is presenting a safety issue. We are afraid someone is going to get attacked."

Here is the US Forest Service's official guidelines on how to act with California and Nevada black bears, for visitors to bear in mind...

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