Bear falls on California patrol car, causing crash and fire

Animal fled the scene after smashing hood and windshield, causing vehicle to roll onto its side and burst into flames They probably dont train people for this at the sheriffs academy. A patrol car was struck by a falling bear in northern California last weekend, causing the vehicle to crash and explode. Authorities said a Humboldt county sheriffs deputy was driving on State Route 96 on 3 August, 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 …

How some of the world’s rarest fish dodged a California earthquake

There are fewer than 200 Devils Hole pupfish on Earth, so its a good thing they employed some survival tactics Devils Hole pupfish among the rarest fish on earth know a thing or two about earthquake safety. After all, they managed to ride out a huge wave triggered by the recent tremors in California. Found only inside an inconceivably deep, sweltering geothermal pool called Devils Hole near Death Valley, and numbering fewer than 200, Devils Hole pupfish are endangered, but not helpless. As the 7.1-magnitude Ridgecrest earthquake puppies at play, Devils Hole pupfish are not unused to earthquakes. Possibly because of its depth divers have ventured more than 400ft down and not been able to see a bottom Devils Hole …