A bear was
spotted hanging on for dear life under a bridge in California. He was trying to
cross a road on this bridge when it got scared of the oncoming traffic and
impulsively started climbing atop the guardrail. The bear slipped but managed
to grab the support beam somehow. It was found trapped, almost a hundred feet
in the air.
Thanks to the presence of mind of Robert Brooks, an officer with the Truckee Animal Control. He took swift action along with his partners to help the struggling bear. The bear was trying to hand on desperately to a support beam. It was also trying to move slowly to its side, trying to climb down by the arch side. Brooks and his team arranged to get a large net all the way from Nevada so that it could hold the weight of this bear. The net came in time and they managed to rig it with pulleys and ropes with the help of people who volunteered at that spot. The next thing they did was to shoot the bear with a tranquilizing dart. When the dart started to take its effect, one of the officers from the team came down slowly through the help of a harness and moved the bear safely into the submerged net, before it was brought down to the ground. What a relief it must have been for the bear and this brave and quick thinking team!