There isn’t a lot of information right now, but Yellowstone Park Rangers have found a human foot in a shoe floating in one of the park's hot springs.

Photo by Amy Hamerly on Unsplash
Photo by Amy Hamerly on Unsplash

Human Foot Found In Yellowstone Hot Spring

On Tuesday, a park employee found the foot floating in the Abyss Pool in the West Thumb Geyser Basin in the Southern part of the National Park. The hot spring was temporarily closed after the discovery and no other information has been provided. Abyss Pool is one of the deepest hot springs in Yellowstone National Park.

Photo by Angry Monkey on Unsplash
Photo by Angry Monkey on Unsplash

Watch: Tourists Get Too Close To Yellowstone Hot Springs

We often share stories about how dangerous the wild animals are inside Yellowstone National Park, but the hot springs in Yellowstone are also extremely dangerous and signs are posted all around the park warning visitors. That doesn’t stop people from venturing too close. Just this month there have been at least 2 videos posted on social media showing tourists getting dangerously close to the hot water.

Man And Woman Chastized For Leaving Yellowstone Boardwalk To Get Close To Hot Spring

In one of the videos, posted on August 18th to the Yellowstone National Park: Invasion of The Idiots Facebook page, a man and a woman are seen leaving the path and walking towards the water. Other tourists yell at them to get back to where they are supposed to be.

Ranger Catches Tourist Too Close To Yellowstone Hot Spring

This second video was posted on August 8th to the same Facebook group page and it shows a lone touron walking along the edge of a hot spring. The post says that the whistling you hear was from a park ranger to get the man’s attention.

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