Wildlife officials warn: Stop taking seflies with bears

See a bear? Don't stop to take a selfie

The U.S. Forest Service has had to issue a warning to visitors in Lake Tahoe who are getting too close to the local bears to snap pictures and selfies, according to the Reno Gazette Journal.

Officials say human-bear interaction has reached an unsafe level at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center and if it doesn't stop, the Forest Service will be forced to close the area for the protection of tourists and the bears. 

 "We've had mobs of people that are actually rushing toward the bears trying to get a 'selfie' photo,"  Lisa Herron, spokesperson for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, told the Reno Gazette.

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