“Two people visiting Yellowstone National Park have been caught on camera washing their dogs in a thermal pool. Luckily the water doesn’t seem to be hot enough to scald the animal as they splash their paws and rump, despite the steam, but the risks are enormous.
Not only could the water have been much hotter, thermal pools are often surrounded by only a thin crust, with scalding groundwater underneath. Less fortunate visitors have suffered severe burns after accidentally breaking through the surface.
The video (which you can watch below) was shot by another park visitor, Karissa Krull, and shared this week on Instagram account TouronsOfYellowstone. The account highlights bad and foolish behavior at US National Parks and other sites of natural beauty, and this has to be one of the worst so far.”
You can watch the video and read the rest of the story here. By Cat Ellis