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Old 05-17-2016, 11:28 PM   #1
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Yellowstone damage, baby blue RV

If any of you see a light blue motorhome with "high on life" in big letters on the sides, please notify the police. There is a group of 4 guys from Canada going around to National Parks and other areas in the country and filming themselves doing destructive acts.

A couple of days ago they were at Yellowstone National Park and filmed themselves damaging the bacteria mats at Grand Prismatic Springs. They had posted this on YouTube and on Facebook but have since taken it down after a major backlash on social media. This afternoon they were formally charged but so far have not been located.

Prior to this, they had other incidents at Arches NP, Mesa Verde, and the Bonneville salt flats. Hopefully the authorities will deal with them appropriately soon.

This is the third sad incident at Yellowstone in the past couple of weeks. First, a women was filmed going up and petting bison. Then, last week there were two foreign tourists that thought a baby bison was cold so they put it in their SUV to get it warmed up. Once the park service got involved, the mother rejected her baby so they had to put it down.

Here are a couple of links:

http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com....html#comments

https://www.facebook.com/sundayfundayz/
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:45 PM   #2
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Hi from AZ. . . thanks for the heads up, we'll be looking. . . Regards, Craig
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Old 05-18-2016, 05:12 AM   #3
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With a bus like the one pictured they cannot be found? British Columbia License plate number CF8 68N.

Seem pretty simple for the National Park Service to track them down.
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The people that were involved in this incident have already been identified, and a criminal complaint filed against them, long before the first post in this thread was posted. In fact, the links provided clearly state this, I'm not sure why the OP wrote it in the manner he did, it's misleading.
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Old 05-18-2016, 05:54 AM   #5
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If you read the link in the first post, you'll see they were caught, apologized and criminal charges are being pursued. It notes they may have "had contact" with a ranger in Mesa Verde.
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The charges regarding Yellowstone were filed yesterday afternoon. As of when I made the post last night, they had not been caught nor have they as of this morning as far as I know.

The Mesa Verde incident happened a while back, prior to the Yellowstone one.

I'm sorry that some feel my post is misleading. There are many of us that are outraged at the nonsense that has been going on at Yellowstone, especially recently. Grand Prismatic is one of my personal favorites at Yellowstone. This group filmed themselves with the signs about staying on the boardwalks and off the bacteria mats prior to the filming of themselves willfully ignoring their destructive behavior.

They have pulled the photos and videos from their website and youtube showing the Yellowstone, Arches, Salt Flats, and Holocaust Museum incidents once their actions were brought to light. As of last night, they shut down their website other then the clothing line that they promote. Fortunately, many of these images and videos have been saved and available to the authorities.

Hopefully they will be caught soon.
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So one of us posts an informational post to let us know about theses jerks, and some of us attack him for doing it? Talk about killing the messenger! To the op, thanks for the info.
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So one of us posts an informational post to let us know about theses jerks, and some of us attack him for doing it? Talk about killing the messenger! To the op, thanks for the info.
Those were hardly attacks. Just trying to clarify the story.
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One poster called the info misleading. This is more than clarification.but this really is a non issue as long as these peoples are stopped.
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Those were hardly attacks. Just trying to clarify the story.
You mentioned they have been caught in your clarification. Do you have information on this that has not been in any of our local media? Thanks!
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I made the morning papers here. People who do stupid stuff and broadcast it on social media must be a special kind of stupid. They said they were sorry but maybe just sorry they were caught. I`m sorry that they are Canadians. It makes the rest of us look bad.
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I made the morning papers here. People who do stupid stuff and broadcast it on social media must be a special kind of stupid. They said they were sorry but maybe just sorry they were caught. I`m sorry that they are Canadians. It makes the rest of us look bad.
Oh don't worry. That kind of behavior is universal. I saw their Facebook page and they apologized and made a donation. Good for them. Now we can move on...
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As Forrest Gump says, "Stupid is as stupid does." Those boys were some serious stupid. Rude Canadians, who would have thought it? That's our job!

Sometimes stepping off the boardwalks at Yellowstone is a self-limiting behavior (e.g. now and then someone breaks through the alkaline crust and plunges knee-deep into super-heated boiling water). Other times, a bison tosses someone into the tree tops, or an elk charges / injures yet another idiot.

Sadly, that this doesn't happen often enough to keep down the rates of destruction. Glad they made a donation, though I doubt it's big enough to make a tree-hugger like me remotely happy.

BTW, I once video-taped a guy at Yellowstone approaching a trio of fully racked-out bull elk early in the mating season because he wanted a closeup. I thought it was going to be a "funniest home videos" moment that would make me at least $10K, but the elks were kind enough to jump up, snort, wave their antlers at him and trot away instead of mowing him down. The guy clearly freaked out when he realized how big they were and how close he'd gotten to something that could clearly kill him if it wanted to, but he made it back safely.
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