A Chinese tourist visiting Yellowstone National Park has received a huge $1,000 fine.

The tourist who didn’t read park rules provided to him went into a prohibited area of Mammoth Hot Springs where he collected some of the water for medicinal reasons.

Walking on the crust of the hot springs can actually cause serious physical damage. Entering the area is also dangerous. More than 20 people in the past have been killed by geysers and hot springs in Yellowstone.

When traveling to Yellowstone, please read the materials you will be given at the gates where you pay your entrance fee. Also adhere to instructions on signage in the park.

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