I call this the 'Bear Scat Squat' y'all. Feel it!

Deryl Nelson, a 51-year-old (now former) park ranger in Tennessee, has more moves than trail mix has raisins. So many moves that he was known as "The Dancing Park Ranger" among fans. Unfortunately, some people, like frightened mom Melissa Parsons, just can't handle the sight of a human being surrendering his soul to a groove. So Parsons complained and got the man fired

Check out Deryl making love to the beat:


As Parsons told WTVC TV, "As a parent and seeing all the parents that were covering their kids' eyes and turning their heads away, it wasn't something you would expect to see in Coolidge Park or anywhere from a grown man, especially a man in uniform."

Sorry, but the only uniform this man is wearing is the cloak of Dionysian revelry.

"He went all the way to the ground, he came back up from the ground," Parsons went on. "He was grabbing areas that you would see on a rated R movie." 

Rated R? Like Jon Favreau's food truck tour-de-force, Chef? But I heard it was a tasty cinema delight!

Parsons might be someone who sticks to pay cable channels, because if she ever watched network at 8 PM, she'd realize this guy isn't doing anything you wouldn't see on Dancing With The Stars, which is exactly where he will hopefully be competing very soon.

Nelson had developed a reputation around the park as The Dancing Park Ranger, and despite having been suspended for several days for an unrelated incident involving inappropriate words addressed to a coworker, he hadn't received any complaints until now.

"People just have nothing else to do but bash people," Nelson told  WRCB TV. "No twerks, no jerking, no nothing." 

Here's a shot of him from that interview, wearing what is commonly known as the middle-aged man's "Jazz Hat."


His fight for the freedom to jerk and twerk will go on. Nelson is appealing the termination, and becoming a folk hero for people who dig watching middle-aged men get their groove on in between directing hikers to a rest room.

(by Bob Powers)

Sources: WRCB TV | News Channel 9