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The Bear


This bridge is on the Old Donner Pass Highway.
It has a spectacular view of Donner Lake and Donner Pass on Route 80.


A bear was walking across Rainbow Bridge ( Old Hwy 40 at Donner Summit,
Truckee) on Saturday when two cars also crossing the bridge scared the bear
into jumping over the edge of the bridge. Somehow the bear caught the ledge and pulled itself to safety. Authorities decided that nothing could be done to help Saturday night so they returned Sunday morning to find the bear sound asleep on the ledge.




After securing a net under the bridge the bear was tranquilized, fell into the net, lowered, then woke up and walked out of the net.


There is a moral to this story you know.

This old bear made a wrong move and found he was hanging by his nails.

Somehow he was able to pull himself up onto the ledge where he saw he was in a very bad, impossible situation and what did he do?

Yep, he took a nap and sure enough the situation took care of itself while he was asleep.

The moral is that when confronted with a bad situation sometimes the best solution is . .


Comments (6)


What a lovely story to share with us, thank you.

Thanks for sharing this story, Palma.

Terry (teaberry):

Amazing rescue! And photos, too.

Love this post Palma - funny that both you and Cindy posted about bears today!


You are right - naps are good when you have a tough situation to deal with!


I KNOW that bridge and its a L O N G ways down. I am living like a bear and have been napping since last Friday! Thank you for making me laugh!!!!

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