One man's trip to connect with nature ended in a horrific tragedy.
An Oregon man basically dissolved inside a hot spring at
Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming after accidentally falling into it.
The bizarre and fatal incident occurred back in June, when
Colin Nathaniel Scott (pictured above) went to the park with his sister to find a spring to "hot pot."
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According to a recently released report from park officials, the 23-year-old and his sister went to an unauthorized area near the Norris Geyser looking for a place to enjoy a natural soak.
But when the geology graduate reached down to check the temperature of the spring, he slipped and fell into it.
Deputy Chief Ranger
Lorant Veress told local press the area the siblings ventured off to was very dangerous with boiling acidic waters, explaining:
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What a needlessly tragic loss of life…
A baby bison in
Yellowstone National Park is now dead after some "good Samaritans" unknowingly isolated the calf from its herd last week.
Apparently, a father and son were visiting a stretch of park in Idaho when they noticed a newborn bison lying on the road.
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In an effort to "save" the calf, the tourists proceeded to carry the animal to their SUV to "keep it warm," but unfortunately, authorities then had no way of locating the rest of his family.
Yellowstone public affairs specialist
Charissa Reid spoke to People on Tuesday about their difficult decision to euthanize the little guy after some life-saving attempts, saying:
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A Taiwanese student was visiting
Yellowstone National Park when she was gored by a buffalo.
The 16-year-old was trying to take a selfie with the animal near
When she turned her back to snap the shot, the bison stabbed her.
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The injuries were serious, but luckily they weren't life threatening.
The park then issued a statement reminding visitors to keep their distance from the wildlife. It read:
"Visitors are reminded that Yellowstone wildlife is wild. Wildlife should not be approached, no matter how tame or calm they appear."
We're really glad the student's injuries aren't life threatening, and we hope she gets
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Yellowstone National Park does NOT allow wolf hunting on its grounds, but unfortunately, when a wolf strays from the park's premises, hunting is all fair game.
"The Most Famous Wolf in the World," which belonged to the
Lamar Canyon pack, stepped outside of Yellowstone's floors recently and was legally SHOT DOWN by a hunter.
John Hayes gives out 4-1-1 on the notorious animal, he wrote:
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The visitor was hiking with his wife along the Wapiti Lake trail when he surprised a female grizzly bear with her cubs, the park service said. The bear attacked and fatally wounded the man in an attempt to defend her cubs.
A group of nearby hikers called police after they heard the victim's wife crying for help.
superintendent of Yellowstone National Park said:
"It is extremely unfortunate that this couple's trip into the Yellowstone backcountry has ended in tragedy. Our heart goes out to the family and friends of the victim as they work to cope with their loss."
We share this sentiment.
This is the first bear-caused human fatality in Yellowstone since 1986, Nash said. Bear attacks are extremely rare.
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This does not sound right, however it happens to be the case up in Yellowstone.
Mark Bruscino, supervisor of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department bear management program has said that he now supports hunting of grizzly
bears since the population in the Yellowstone National Park area has reached its highest level in decades.
There are over 600 grizzlies roaming the Yellowstone area of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.
Bruscino says that he supports the hunting of these bears in order to manage the population.
Aww, poor grizzlies!
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While driving down a road in Yellowstone National Park, Alex Wypyzinski saw something surprising.
At first he heard a loud noise, and saw two brown
blurs darting around. As they got closer, he saw a bear chasing a bison!
Check out the video above to see pictures from this amazing sight that Alex witnessed!!
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