You get more flies with honey than with vinegar. And you get more bears when you’re foolishly risking your safety by taking selfies you’ll probably delete next week anyway.
Not that this is a lesson that needs to be told, as it’s so obvious, but a tourist recently learned the hard way all the same.
According to Jacarandafm.com, a woman who is either desperate for attention or who desperately needs a therapist almost got attacked by a bear. It happened after she left her car to take a selfie. Is it any wonder that the word “selfie” is next to the word “selfish” in the dictionary?
The Wednesday report does not specify when or where the near-attack took place. But with so many similar occurrences happening these days, it doesn’t really matter.
Humans Vs. Bears: Who Would You Rather See Win?
The incident of bear vs. moron tourist called to mind … well, sadly, way too many similar stories that show up in headlines these days.
In one of the more despicable incidents, from about a year ago, a Florida married couple under the cover of the towering trees of the Ocala National Forest was able to film a series of cruel social media videos featuring hungry black bearsand a pack of aggravated dogs.
Charles Scarbrough and his wife Hannah Weiner Scarbrough were part of a despicable group of at least seven otherswho lured bears using donuts, pastries, drums of dog food, and gallons of peanut butter in the Orlando national forest.
Once the animals were within range, the group would sic a pack of trained dogs on the unsuspecting bears.
And don’t forget about the genius tourist who survived a fall into the crater of Mount Vesuvius two months ago. He was trying to take a selfie at the legendary volcano that turned the Italian city of Pompeii into ash.