The U.S. National Park Service wants people to stop taking inappropriate selfies, according tomedia CNET. The agency is working hard to strengthen good photo “etiquette” and has decided to use gingerbread cookies to persuade people to keep a safe distance from wildlife.
NPS tweeted on Friday: “Use a zoom lens on the camera. If you can take a selfie with a wild animal, that means you’re too close… Be careful (like a gingerbread man) to stay away. “
The agency showed a group of gingerbread men and two bison “selfie” photos. One shows the gingerbread man being “bumped” with the expression “Just what just happened.”
NPS posted some more detailed suggestions in the Instagram version of the post. “Animals appear calm, docile, but unpredictable and easily frightened,” the agency warns. “