Wild animals aren't here for our own vain amusement - just ask this lady who learned that lesson the hard way. Or, better yet, ask the elk who taught her.
(On second thought, you should probably keep your distance.)
Jody Tibbitts, who works as wildlife guide in Yellowstone National Park, recently caught on video the exact reason why visitors are told not to get too close to the animals who live there. In the short clip, a woman with her phone in hand is seen approaching a rather imposing looking elk who's just hanging out in the brush.
That's when she gets the surprise of a lifetime.