YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo — An Illinois woman has been sentenced to four days in prison and banned from Yellowstone National Park for approaching a grizzly bear and her two cubs.
According to The Associated Press Samantha R. Dehring, 25, from Carol Stream, pleaded guilty Wednesday for intentionally staying behind, approaching wildlife and taking photographs within a 100-meter range.
According to the Associated Press (AP), Dehring was also barred from the park for a period of one year by U.S. Magistrate Mark L. Carman at Mammoth Hot Springs.
According to the Associated Press, she was fined $1,000 and ordered to contribute $1,000 to a conservation fund.
It happened on May 10, when Dehring, a grizzly bear, approached Yellowstone’s football field line. She stood there and took photos.
The bear appeared to be lying and was running toward the camera, but she turned away from her without attacking.