on monday morning One of our employees saw the bear on a pole as he was driving by. This is just outside the city. He called my boss who told me about the bear.
Me and my trainee Lineman Efren boarded our tank truck and drove over to the area. when we get there We found the bear to be in a very scary situation. and may be electrocuted at any time The line near the bear bear is powered by 7200 volts if he chooses one of them. It would instantly drive him crazy.
We immediately drove down the road to a point where we could turn off the power of the line. We then drove back to the pole with a bear on it. As we are arranging tank trucks A bear is watching us from the top of the pole. But when I started moving up to him in the tank. The bear then covered its eyes with its front legs as if trying to hide.
when I got close to him About 6 feet away, I started talking to him. Then he looked up at me. I used an 8-foot fiberglass rod to try and catch him without where he was between his arms crossed and the crutches. At first he wasn’t very cooperative. He just grabbed the fiberglass rod and held it, and then grabbed it. I was able to catch him back without getting down from that position. Then he climbed onto the pole on his own and ran away. We closed the рoweг at a distance of 107 meters for about 15 minutes, while we got the bear star. So it can be done safely. I’m the lineman for the Sulfur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative. This bear is a young man. I estimate it weighs about 100 pounds.
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