Tourists Filmed Sticking Hands at Yellowstone Hot Springs 'Disrespectful'

"Keep your children close and don't let them run," the NPS advises. Tourists are advised not to touch the features.

More than 20 individuals have died from burns after swimming or falling into the hot springs, making crouching risky.

The USGS states that hot springs can reach 198 degrees Fahrenheit and steam vents 275 degrees. Hot spring falls can kill in minutes.

Yellowstone has around 10,000 geothermal features. According to the USGS, the park has the most hot springs, geysers, mudpots, and steam vents.

The hydrothermal system beneath the park bubbles magma. Tourists burned their hands in a Yellowstone hot spring.

Meeka Vigue, @hikingstylist, posted a July 13 Instagram video of people burning their hands while touching the thermal spring. Shaking their hands, they retreat. might too.

"These tourists specifically were talking about how the person got in trouble the week before, but at least he got a life experience, so then they said, 'Let's all do it,'" Vigue told Newsweek. "I was just in shock to hear and then watch them all do it."

The National Park Service urges tourists not to approach these deadly hot springs. Hot springs "injured or killed more people in Yellowstone than any other natural feature," according to the NPS.

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