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.