Comic and grace...that describes pelicans.
I was out taking pictures for photography shoot locations and at one point found myself behind Joe Patti's. What a great place. The pelicans think so too. I could of spent all day there with them.
I just want to tell you what happened to one poor pelican. I noticed a fishing line that moved when a certain pelican moved. Then I saw it was attached somehow to him. So I grabbed the line, not really knowing what to do. He pulled. They are surprisingly strong! During this struggle I saw the line was in his mouth. I assume there was a fishing hook involved.
I looked madly around. I mean what do you do with a pelican on a string? I saw one man by a back door, probably taking a break. I called for him to help. He came, but as he did, the pelican made a huge leap and jumped off the dock into the water. Now I had a pelican on a string, in the water, and a man.
We decide that if we did anything further, we may drown the bird. So I let the line go. The man said that last week he and a buddy of his got a fishing hook out of another pelican. He said that he would keep his eye out for this one and when he gets on the dock again, he will get the hook out.
ATTENTION FISHERMEN!!!!! Please take care of your fishing lines properly. This could of so easily been avoided.
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