Putting the yellow in Yellowstone


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Just about everything is on a webcam these days. So you have to wonder why seasonal employees in Yellowstone thought they could get away with an illegal trek to the edge of Old Faithful, where one of them apparently urinated into the geyser.

The Associated Press reports that one 23-year-old man was fined $750 after the May 4 incident. He also was banned from Yellowstone for two years. The case against a second employee is pending.


Park employees were tipped off by someone watching a webcam who saw six employees making tracks for the fissure’s edge. The geyser was not erupting at the time.

-- Geoffrey Mohan