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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 Highway 40 at Donner Summit)

Truckee) on Saturday and two cars also crossing the bridge scared the bear  into jumping over the edge of the bridge. Somehow the bear caught the ledge .

bear 1 bridge hang

Unbelievable – It  pulled itself to safety. Authorities decided
that nothing could be done to help Saturday night so they returned on Sunday  morning to find the bear sound asleep on the ledge.


bear 2 nap

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.


bear 3 net


bear 4 into net


bear5 pulled up

bear 6 safe

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 ...

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