We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A bear (looks like a Griz or a Brown Bear but a brown-colored Black Bear garbage hound, I believe) 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 clambering 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.
The first photo:
The rest of the photos of the successful rescue below on continuation page:
How the hell do you handle neighbors who enjoy fireworks and shotguns so much that their poorly cared for giant malamute is compelled to force itself under or inside some part of your property and won’t come out for hours? I’m getting really sick and tired of doing “catch and release” on this neglected 160 pound stinking-wet-matted-fur-cowering-growling-bear-dog thing. And my hillbilly neighbors don’t give a shit. The last straw he somehow managed to wedge himself into my family room fireplace. Tore apart my dog door in the process.
I don’t want a feud with well-armed neighbors. Plus their youngest kid is attached to it.
I came home and made it down to the family room and the old lab was on his rug and looked up at me as is usual but then glanced at the fireplace like “shouldn’t ya do something about that?” I did the whole HOLY CRAP! GETTHEHELLOUTTATHERE yelling and poker poking thing but bear-dog just wound up behind the entertainment center smearing stanky soot all over the wall. Cranking music full blast and a stick of braunschweiger is what worked. Getting him outside anyways.
How could I make it look like kid’s delinquent brothers “accidentally” shot it instead?
Don't shoot anyone. Call the ASPCA. That is cruelty to animals no matter how you frame it. A dog that frightened needs help.