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Nature

Bryce Point is a popular hangout for Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels, and Uinta Chipmunks. Here, as at many overlooks in the park, these rodents have become dangerously bold. People with good intentions have abused these animals by feeding them. Feeding wildlife is not only a violation of park law, it is a crime against nature. Rodents who are fed by humans soon lose the ability to survive on their own. Their health soon degrades to the point that they easily succumb to diseases, which they may pass on to other rodents and even people. Such diseases include, the infamous bubonic plague or "Black Death," and the mysterious and incurable Hantavirus. Please don't put yourself or other people at risk. Please don't feed the wildlife.

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