Problem Solving

Discussion in 'Vintage Topic Archive (Sept - 2009)' started by rrjenn, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. rrjenn

    rrjenn Guest

    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 and was able to pull 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 to sleep on it.
  2. ROTFL! That's so true!

  3. :shock: :shock:

    Thats a cool story!! Never saw the bear jumped off the bridge on befor
  4. rrjenn

    rrjenn Guest

    Ya was too good a story not to share. I got to try staying out of those political threads you know. This is more fun anyhow.
  5. Strangerous

    Strangerous Member

  6. mattk

    mattk Guest

    i like that alot. good to keep in mind.
  7. Cool!
    When I saw the first pic, I thought the bear was doin the "Mission: Impossible" thing...I guess he was "bearly" hanging on!!! LMAO!!! Ah, I crack myself up...
  8. Nice post, I am glad to see that sometimes bad situations do turn out good :)
  9. Thats really pretty cool. I think I need a nap.