Tourists taking selfies with wildlife could face criminal charges

Three people are facing possible criminal charges after one of them was caught on webcam getting too close to bears in Alaska's Kaymai National Park.
3:01 | 08/14/18

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We are back now with that man getting close to wildlife. We've seen incidents like this before. This time the man caught on life stream wading into the water to take pictures of bears while they were feeding in Alaska. Diane Macedo joins us now. He may be facing criminal charges. Yes. These are grizzle bears. It's illegal to get too close while they're feeding. Police say that didn't stop these visitors all to get some photos. Turns out while one was getting the bears on camera he got himself on camera streaming live. Reporter: It's a scene out of a nature film. A group of bears fishing for salmon. Then watch as a man suddenly appears inching dangerously close to the unsuspecting bears. He pulls out a camera and starts snapping shots of the bears. He even turns his back to them to take a selfie. Still not satisfied he wads closer to the bears to take more photos. An online audience was watching him on a streaming nature web cam. The viewers notified park officials. Bears are territorterritorial. It's unsafe. Reporter: Park Goers are required to be at least 50 feet from bears while feeding. The men are facing charges. For these individuals to be in this area could have gone south real quick. These are wild bears. They will behave as bears do. Reporter: It's the latest close call between man and beast this summer. No no no no. Oh no. Reporter: Earlier this month a man got out of his car and was caught taunting a huge buy son. Remarkable that man escaped without injury and now facing charges of harassing wildlife. That man pleaded not guilty. The park services said this is an isolated incident. What is going on? Aren't they in a restricted area? They actually block off this area for a month so bears can feed undisturbed. The park services said sometimes judging the 50 yard rule can be difficult. Sometimes you only have one path to get through. In this case it sounds like it was obvious they were in a area they were not supposed to be. You're not only putting yourself in danger, but also the bear. Turning your back to the bears to take a selfie. Not the smartest. I don't think you realize how fast and dangerous the bears are. We could talk about this for an hour. We really could. We have a consumer alert

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