Harassing the wildlife by taking their picture? In that video it looked like she was standing on the sidewalk on this side of the rock built wall as well. Looked like many of the viewing areas they have there to me. Now, was she smart to stand there while the bears came within feet of her? That's beside the point.While I have not read much about the fool, I would think she will be charged with harassing wild life, something along those lines.
It's been like that forever there tho. Way before social media I was amazed at the Japanese tourists posing as close as they dared (which was wayyyyy too close) to the buffalo--which basically were hanging out at the back door of the lodge. You can understand how they may have thought they somehow were tame. The fact they may act that way 98% of the time doesn't help the idiots. You would think people would have better sense about the animals today, however.
But....those yoga pants woulda choked that bear foh sho.
I had many encounters with bears when I used to live and work in Yosemite. Nothing like walking out the front door at 545 in the morning to a bear standing about 10 feet from you lol. That wakes you up pretty quick.An aside; I was surprised to see the rangers using paint ball guns on the bears in Yosemite this summer on our annual trip. This is a sea change policy- good.