If you’re going to pee on a national treasure, you ought to make sure you’re not being live streamed to the Web. Or, just don’t pee on a national treasure. Just saying.
Two Yellowstone Park concession employees have been fired and one banished from the park altogether, the Associated Press reports today, after they were caught — on a Webcam — peeing in Old Faithful.
The two men were with four others and all were cited for going off trail. Five were cited for picking up rocks or other material.
PEER, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which highlighted the case as the first time the Webcam has worked to protect natural resources in the park, released some of the photos this week. See below.
PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch said in a press release: “We are on the threshold of cyber-parks where spectacular vistas can be viewed from the nearest screen, even one in the palm of your hand. The brave new world of cyber-parks officially started last week.”