Yellowstone National Park has also been plagued by the problem, issuing a warning about taking selfies with bison after five people were gored.

Another man was close to losing a hand after posing with a rattlesnake, and more than one person has died snapping themselves with loaded guns.

These are just a few examples. There is a comprehensive list on Wikipedia of all the known selfie-related deaths and injuries, and it includes 19 separate incidents since 2014.