I expect this sort of warning would need to be given out to the selfie morons, but birdwatchers? I thought they were supposed to be smart.
Chippewa County Sheriff Michael Bitnar posted “safety tips” on his department’s Facebook page on Thursday welcoming birdwatchers to the county and sharing some rules of the road. Bitnar asked that people pull off the road first, close their vehicle doors and turn on the hazard flashers if they spot a bird they want to photograph or observe. He said leaving vehicles parked in the middle of the road “occurs all the time, often times on curves, where traffic has to completely stop because of the vehicles and people standing in the roadway.”