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Men Caught Trying To Cook Chickens In Yellowstone Hot Spring Is Banned From The Park
Three men have been temporarily banned from Yellowstone National Park after being caught trying to cook a chicken in one of the park’s geysers.
Visitors at the park made multiple reports to rangers that a group was “hiking with cooking pots” towards Shoshone Geyser Basin. When a ranger found the group, the officer discovered two whole chickens in a burlap sack in a hot spring. A cooking pot was also found nearby.
Three men in the group were charged and pled guilty to charges on Sept. 10.
Two men were ordered to serve two days in jail and pay $540 in fines and fees. The third man paid $1,250 in fines and fees, as reported in the Associated Press.
All three men are banned from Yellowstone National Park for the next two years while they serve two years of unsupervised probation.
When asked what they were doing in the park, one man reportedly told a ranger that they were trying to “make dinner.”
Yellowstone National Park is home to hundreds of geysers and about 10,000 “thermal features.”
According to the national park’s website, the Shoshone Geyser Basin contains several geysers and small springs, with the water temperature for the various features ranging from 180 to 196 F.