Thursday, October 4, 2007

Bear Rescue







Just got this today in the email. It's pretty cute:

"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 was able to pull itself to
safety. At one point the bear tested its ability to climb down by
lowering its feet down the side but decided against that idea and
pulled itself back up!

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."

15 comments:

Farmer John said...

That's an amazing story AND pictures!

Anonymous said...

And I bet he reckoned he had survived entirely through his own efforts. Critters just have no sense of gratitude.

Like when I am sitting in the bathtub, and the cat jumps in. Finding, to his horror that he is wet, he throws a kitty tantrum. I lift him out, rub him dry, and he stalks off without a word of thanks. I then retire to bandage my lacerations.

T'isnt fair...

Monty

Eyes said...

Great comment Anon. I wonder if God sees us like that when we're not gratiful for the numberous times we're rescued! I suppose so. My husband had a nasty encounter a while back whereby he could have been injured. Only by the grace of God....

Eyes said...

Numerous... not numberous... sorry about that. DUH....

kevin said...

Ronald Reagan spoke in favor of a safety net, as long as it doesn't become a hammock. Give the bruin credit for bouncing back.

Eyes said...

:>D

Anonymous said...

Eyes, you have a good point about our relationship with God. There must be times when he feels he is just herding cats all the time.

I have this other little fantasy of my own. It goes like this: The web has brought us so many opportunities to communicate with far flung folk, of whom we know little or nothing. We just assume they are all people, much like ourselves. But what if He were to decide to join in the fun, by blogging or posting comments.
What if He already has? You just never do know.

Monty

Brooke said...

That's wild!

Eyes said...

Interesting thought Monty!~

Always On Watch said...

Rescuing a bear is no easy task. Bears don't take kindly to human intervention--except for feedings, of course.

The Merry Widow said...

Good points all!
AoW-Can you just see G*D dealing with grumpy, immature, temper tantrum prone and picky humans? I'm constantly amazed that HE didn't scar us and start over...
Monty-I'm betting HE does, I know I have written posts and comments, and wondered where 'that' came from! Herding cats is too apt a description! LOL!

tmw

Gayle said...

That bear is blessed! He has been spared for a reason. Must be he has an important mission to perform in the world of bears, but we'll never know what it is. Those pictures are awesome!

Anonymous said...

"AoW-Can you just see G*D dealing with grumpy, immature, temper tantrum prone and picky" TEENAGERS?

AAGGGHHH!!

God vanquishes the devil, and leaves angry swans, stroppy teenagers, and Palestine, to us.

Can't help thinking I would rather have his job than mine though....

The Merry Widow said...

Monty-I imagine that G*D has a sense of humor, and leaves us these little conundrums so we could understand how HE feels...pets especially!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw
BTW-Eyes, you get through ALL those e-mails?

Elmer's Brother said...

cool save