the FB comments on this piss me off even more than the sentence: a spattering of folks wishing she'd gotten months/years/life/death instead of four nights and a fine, folks going "hah! serves her right!", etc.
look, sure, it's DUMB to be that close to a grizzly, but giving people a criminal record over idiocy is a path we really don't want to be going down (yes yes I know that's the entire American way)
like shit, that was way gutsier than I'd have done. I took one good look at a 1:1 replica statue of a grizzly in Juneau back in May and went "huh, if I ever see one of those in person, I'm gonna log into my life insurance account real quick and make sure it's still good"
but I think getting the bejesus scared out of you and needing to change your pants is more than enough lesson without the federal government needing to get involved.
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