Real cameras with telephoto lenses could have avoided this

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Montana Floozie
Montana Floozie Regular Member • Posts: 269
Re: Really?
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The short focal length in most phone cameras contributes to the problem by drawing visitors into unsafe distances, but the problem is the general public perception of the risk -- despite all the signs. If people were as wary of bison as they are of rattlesnakes there would be fewer incidents.

Nearly a million people visit Yellowstone every July, so attacks by wild animals are bound to happen. With phone cameras ubiquitous, those interactions are likely to be recorded.

This little girl was treated and released, so little physical harm done this time. The psychological effect of her caretakers fleeing in the opposite direction may be another story, and the video will likely be with her all her life.

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