November 17, 2009

The bear and the bridge

I received this email and felt it was too good not to share... The moral of the story is one I can really live with!

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
(see unbelievable photo, above) 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 . . . take a nap.

haha LOVE it!


Simone said...

Great story, that really made me smile Jenni! :)

Amazing photos!

Have a great day :)

Rasha @ and this is what she said... said...

Grat story, and I love that bear looks awesome!

bananas. said...

i saw this before in an email and i loved it! i still love. what a great moral ;)

~KS said...

Love it.... perfect ending :)

kelleidoscope said...

Haha.. I like that moral

Anonymous said...

Amazing--and happiest ending ever. Thanks for sharing!

Ashley Thalman said...

That bear is a total freak. Thanks for the share Jenni.

The SSS Sophisticate said...

That poor bear, I'm glad he/she made it out ok! Naps solve everything! Great story!

SJ said...

Hahah, this is too hilarious! "Take a nap" is always my favorite solution!