The things I have been reading in the news lately about Pokemon Go are astounding. It's gotten dangerous for some players as they are oblivious to their surroundings. Be careful out there, folks!
We were walking Aja at a local park when this guy heads down the path towards us. He stops short of approaching us, almost as if he is waiting on us to move on. I know he can't be scared of our dog - I mean, have you seen her? She's not large or threatening. She's friendly to a fault and would love to accept an ear rub if one was so inclined.
All of a sudden this guy is moving his phone around, looking across the lake, looking back at his phone and starts walking without looking up. I ask you, what could possibly go wrong here?
I posted the photo below on Instagram - this is a massive Cottonmouth we saw just last month.
In this park.
And this guy is walking without looking at his surroundings. Should we have warned him? Nah....let him get a Darwin Award. It should be noted several people have reported this snake sunning here and they are trying to relocate it, get it away from the playground area.
So....I thought it was interesting to see one of the players and wanted to share. All the crazy things I have been reading in the news about Pokemon activities astound me. There have been accidents and deaths and rude behavior. Why would you walk through a funeral at Arlington Cemetery? Try and get inside someone's residence at 3 a.m. or drive while playing?
If you are a fan of this game please pay attention to your surroundings - For your sake and those of us who are innocently driving down the road.
Here are a few stories that made news:
Teen killed while trespassing, Trying to get into residence
Florida teens shot at while playing Pokemon Go. They were mistaken for burglers because of their behavior.
This guy hit tree!
7/11-Traffic accident: Illegally parked car struck from behind (*Airbags deployed in 2nd car). 1st driver had exited to catch a Pokémon.