Grizzly Chasing Tourists Fined
File this one in the not-so-bright-news category. If you have spent any length of time in the outdoors... scratch that... if you have a pulse and are over the age of three you know that chasing bears is a bad idea. Chasing a sow with cubs is plain dumb, and chasing a grizzly sow with cubs is just a hair short of bear assisted suicide. However given a large enough population, one can always rely on statistics to produce a few souls that have missed this message.
According to the Vancouver Sun a group of German tourists near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan were fined $750 for chasing and disturbing an endangered species.
[a woman saw] ... the group chasing the bears while waving their arms, shouting and whistling at them.
The Germans were so excited about the sighting all they thought of was getting a photo, said defence lawyer Brian Pfefferle.