Idaho Man in Hot Water After Attempting To Cook Chicken in Yellowstone’s Hot Springs
Written by Scott Campbell on November 3, 2020
Every year strange stories emerge from Yellowstone, but this one takes the cake.
According to Nate Eaton at East Idaho News, an Idaho Falls man was recently cited after a park ranger caught him walking on a thermal area. Now this happens every year, but this man had quite unique intentions. He allegedly was planning to try and cook some chicken in one of the thermal features.
The man and his accomplices had allegedly brought cooking pots and two chickens concealed in a burlap sack. As a result of this incident, the man was required to appear in Mammoth Hot Springs Court. He pleaded guilty to the citation and to a separate charge for violating closure and use limits.
The man is now banned from Yellowstone National Park, received a $600 fine for each charge, and has to serve 2 years of unsupervised probation.
It is well known by most that walking on the thermal features of Yellowstone is strictly prohibited. That does not stop some, however, because every year we see stories like this.
Just a bit earlier this year, a man was indicted for digging for treasure in Fort Yellowstone cemetery. More on that story can be found below.