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Pierce Brosnan could face jail time after making Yellowstone National Park mistake
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Pierce Brosnan could face jail time after making Yellowstone National Park mistake

Pierce Brosnan has been accused of breaking rules at Yellowstone in Wyoming

James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan could be facing some time behind bars after breaking a rule during a visit to Yellowstone National Park.

As well as being an actor and producer, Brosnan describes himself on Instagram as a painter and an environmentalist.

However, the Hollywood star apparently didn't pay attention to certain rules to protect the environment when he went to visit Yellowstone in Wyoming on 1 November.

As a result, he was hit with two belated Christmas presents in the form of citations.

According to records filed in the US District Court for the District of Wyoming, Brosnan was allegedly caught venturing off the designated paths when he went to visit the park, which is known for its hydrothermal and geologic features.

Exact details about Brosnan's visit to the park have not been released, but the 70-year-old has been charged with 'Foot travel in all thermal areas and [within] Yellowstone Canyon confined to trails', as well as 'Violating closures and use limits'.

Brosnan was hit with the citations on 26 December.
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Yellowstone encourages visitors to stay on its designated paths at all times, as its website explains: "Stay on boardwalks and trails in thermal areas. Hot springs have injured or killed more people in Yellowstone than any other natural feature."

The site adds that boardwalks and trails are designed to 'protect you and delicate thermal formations'.

"Water in hot springs can cause severe or fatal burns, and scalding water underlies most of the thin, breakable crust around hot springs," it continues. Temperatures at Mammoth Terraces' springs routinely soar to 161°F.

Both of Brosnan's citations are listed as petty offenses, but they are punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $5,000.

Visitors to Yellowstone are encouraged to stay on the path.

In 2021, a Connecticut woman was jailed for seven days and hit with a fine of $2,000 after she left the walkway and approached the thermals. She was also banned from Yellowstone for two years.

As well as encouraging people to stay on the trails, Yellowstone warns visitors against touching thermal features or runoff; swimming or soaking in hot springs and throwing objects into hot springs or other hydrothermal features.

As a result of the citations, Brosnan has been ordered to appear in US District Court in Mammoth, Wyoming, on 23 January, 2024.

The actor was in Wyoming in October, just before his alleged misconduct at the park, to film his upcoming movie The Unholy Trinity in which he stars alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Brandon Lessard and Ethan Peck.

LADbible Group has reached out to representatives for Brosnan for comment.

Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV, US News, Environment