2-year ban from Yellowstone National Park for man caught cooking chicken in hot spring

A group of men found themselves in hot water after they were caught with cooking pots and two chickens in Yellowstone National Park’s hot spring.

A ranger received reports on Aug. 7 that a group was hiking toward Shoshone Geyser Basin — the park’s largest geyser region — with cooking pots.

The ranger responded and discovered two whole chickens in a burlap sack sitting in a hot spring with a cooking pot nearby.

The ranger spoke with the group of 10, including a child.

An unnamed Idaho Falls native has been ordered to pay a US$1,200 fine for violating closures and use limits and to serve two years of unsupervised probation.

During that time, he’s forbidden from entering Yellowstone National Park.

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