Skunk River National Park has 17,000 Twitter fans, more than Glacier National Park or Grand Canyon National Park. It’s also got 200 species of bird, 500 species of spider, and the country’s sweatiest rodent. The only thing it doesn’t have is an actual national park.
The usually amusing, occasionally hilarious park is a pure figment of social media imagination — which is probably good, since the available 140-character glimpses show it to be a hobo-infested wasteland whose creatures are routinely cooked and eaten by the staff.
Here are some of the @SkunkRiverNPS tweets that made us laugh the most:
The sun is out and so are the snakes! Three species of snake call Skunk River home. The other two are mute.—
Skunk River NPS (@SkunkRiverNPS) April 06, 2013
After the recent unfortunate spate of bear attacks, we kindly advise all visitors to the park to STOP ATTACKING OUR FREAKING BEARS!—
Skunk River NPS (@SkunkRiverNPS) March 20, 2013
The cure for boredom is curiosity; the cure for curiosity is sticking your hand down a weasel hole.—
Skunk River NPS (@SkunkRiverNPS) May 15, 2013
Wilderness survival tip #32: To deter bears from attacking your tent, simply sprinkle your neighbor's campsite with bacon powder.—
Skunk River NPS (@SkunkRiverNPS) March 01, 2013
Tuesday nights, we'll be holding a support group for parents of children eaten in the park. Also, free cookies!—
Skunk River NPS (@SkunkRiverNPS) May 27, 2013