You know we’ve gone too far with selfies when the U.S. Forest Service issues a statement about them. What did people do this time? The more adventurous folks visiting Lake Tahoe thought it would be a good idea to take a selfie with a bear. Wow.

The U.S. Forest service is asking visitors to keep a safe distance from the animals. That should be common sense. I guess once someone gets mauled by a bear, people will wise up.

Lisa Heron, a spokesperson for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, told the Reno Gazette-Journal, “We’ve had mobs of people that are actually rushing toward the bears trying to get a ‘selfie’ photo.”

It’s pretty damn amazing that people need to be told taking ‘selfies’ with bears is a bad idea. Having said that, I can’t wait for the other animal selfies that will come of this.

Heron also mentioned people’s craziness over bears is presenting a safety issue on area highways. Selfie crazed people are running across the highway and off trail to get the perfect selfie.

Check out a couple of bear selfies below. I want to see someone do this with a full-grown Grizzly. Bear cubs don’t count.

#bearselfie #bear

A photo posted by @pdill11 on

#hellomrbear #bearselfie A photo posted by @jentwen on

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