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Hot spring chicken: 3 cited for Yellowstone culinary caper

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Posted at 8:40 AM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 10:40:14-05

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Cooking chickens in a Yellowstone hot spring has landed three people in hot water.

Yellowstone officials say a park ranger found two whole chickens in a burlap sack in a hot spring. Court documents show that Eric Roberts, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Dallas Roberts, of West Valley City, Utah, were ordered to serve two days in jail and pay $540 in fines and fees for the Aug. 7, incident.

Eric Romriell, of Idaho Falls, paid $1,250 in fines and fees. They're banned from Yellowstone for two years.

Reached Thursday, Eric Roberts offered an explanation: “Make dinner,” he said.