On the California side of Heavenly Ski Resort in South Lake Tahoe, a young bear was rescued on March 3rd. Due to the drought and strange weather patterns in Lake Tahoe this winter. The bear, who would normally be in hibernation at this time of the year, wandered on to the Heavenly ski runs, causing a portion of the hill to be closed for several hours.
The young bear was rescued and found to minor injuries and was slightly underweight for a bear of his age. Officials say this is no doubt related to the current weather patterns and they say, even more bears and other sorts of wildlife are likely to appear in places they normally wouldnt at this time of year.