Melbourne, Nov mber 26: A prank photograph sent to an overly protective mother that appeared to show her clinging to the edge of a cliff at the Grand Canyon has gone viral on the internet.
Samantha Busch recently sent images to her mother who had warned her about the dangers of hiking at the tourist hotspot.
Samantha was actually standing safely on a ledge which cannot be seen and got her boyfriend to take the picture, after sending it she then turned off her mobile phone's GPS tracker so her mother could not locate her, News.com.au reported.
Samantha, who works with her mum and lives in Westmont, Illnois said her mother was constantly warning her about falling off a cliff in the lead up to her week-long holiday with her boyfriend.
"For five days up to when we left, my mom had warned me about falling off the cliff or being blown off," Ms Busch told ABC News.
"So when we were hiking around the corner, I found a good spot where I could stand on the ledge. He angled the camera just right and he took a great picture."
"I messaged it to her first and she works for a medical auditing company and there are women who have known me since day one, and they freaked out over it also. I emailed it to them, too, and they were all freaking out over it saying I gave them a heart attack," she said....
The 22-year-old said she did it to teach her overly protective mother a lesson.
"I work for her, so constantly every single day we communicate over work stuff," Ms Busch said. "So for the whole week I decided not to let her know where I'm at. I had to give her some practice to not know where I am every day."
Ms Busch also sent another picture that appears to show both her and her boyfriend dangling from the same cliff.
Ms Busch posted the first image she sent her mother on social media website reddit.com with this caption: "Mom was worried about my trip to the Grand Canyon, I sent her this picture". (ANI)