[LMB] OT: California drop bear - an invasive species?

Batwrangler batwrangler at gmail.com
Sun Aug 11 17:22:19 BST 2019


https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-09/bear-falls-on-northern-california-patrol-car


 HOOPA, Calif. (AP) — They probably don’t train people for this at the
Sheriff’s Academy.

A patrol car was struck by a falling bear in Northern California last
weekend.

Authorities say a Humboldt County sheriff’s deputy was driving on State
Route 96 on Aug. 3, answering a report of a drug overdose in the community
of Orleans, when the bear fell or jumped onto the car, apparently from a
steep embankment.

The bear smashed the hood and windshield. The patrol car hit an embankment,
rolled onto its side and burst into flames.

The deputy managed to escape without serious injury.

The fire was contained to about half an acre but the car was gutted.

However, the California Department of Transportation stated: “Don’t worry,
the bear also fled the scene.”

-- 
Sheila


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