Washington state resident Idiot2’s son was among the children Idiot1 led toward the elk. Despite safety advisories – and numerous examples of visitors getting gored by bison, mauled by bears and chased by elk – Idiot2 declared herself unafraid of the park’s wildlife. She said she was eager to see a grizzly up close.
“I want to see one right there,” Idiot2 said, pointing to a spot just feet away. “I’d throw it a cookie.”
Quoted article. Names changed to something more appropriate.
I’d say that this is the result of city folks who’ve never spent time in real life. But Idiot1 is quoted as calling himself an “experienced hunter” who’s “spent lots of time outdoors”, thus he was quite confident of his ability to judge the situation. Course, his definition of “experienced” may not jive with anyone elses…….
I have no idea if these incidents are actually increasing, as discussed in the article, or if its a perception issue. Doesn’t matter IMO.