Tuesday, June 16, 2009


This story came to me from "dragonesque" Wendy of Curiouser and Curiouser. She says it came from a friend. I asked her about posting this e-mail to my blog, and she replied that she thought " it is just perfect for your page!" So, Thanks to Wendy, and her friend. . . .

This bridge is on the Old Donner Pass Highway in California, USA.

A bear was walking across Rainbow Bridge ( Old Hwy 40 at Donner Summit) 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, said the original writer, 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 ? ....when confronted with a bad situation sometimes the best solution is to take a nap!

That's a moral with which this ol' Rob-bear certainly agrees!


Natalie said...

Ah! that is the answer to the question I just posed. Good for you Ol'Bear and Wendy.xx

Reasons said...

Wow what a wonderful story and pictures. I once saw a bear when hiking in the Adirondaks. I was 6 months pregnant and screamed (stupidly), the bear took off. Imagine, a pregnant, screaming, English woman - enough to scare any bear.

The Blog Fodder said...

Have you seen Larson's monument to the Donner party? It is a large leg between two slices of bread all in concrete on a nice pillar.

Rob-bear said...

Natsy: Read your Chooseday note. Still think a Bear-nap is a good thing. It might keep you from becoming un-bear-able.

Joanne: Please don't scare the bears. We're actually pretty shy creatures. P.S.: This bear does not scare that easily; would rather give you a hug after a cuppa and a nice visit.

Blog Fodder: Larson's monument? Is he buried up there?

pandoraskey said...

I love happy endings :) and as for the moral of this story I'm thinking I may have a little bear in me yet...hmmm.