Thursday, October 4, 2007
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
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."