Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Today I thought if I don't walk the minute I get home from dropping off the little one to Kindergarten, I won't to it.
So off I go and what do I find, but this hurt pelican! Blast, I hadn't walked a minute and I'm stopped in my tracks--what to do?
I went home and called Pacific Wildlife Care, grabbed my camera and a piece of bread and headed back. The poor thing was sitting in the campground. I walked kind of close and sat down. That pelican got up and and hobbled right over to me!
Pelicans appear so graceful and strong while flying, but on the ground, even a healthy one can be sort of clumsy and funny. He didn't care for the bread, but the campground host who had also called the wildlife care, brought over some raw chicken. He liked that!
Very soon the wildlife rescue workers arrived. Yay! Now I can finish my walk knowing the pelican is being cared for. I hope he's a lucky pelican who can mend and be released!
A large amount of brown pelicans are being brought into the wildlife center sick, injured and starving--could be the results of our past storms. I was reassured by the workers who said they just released a few today that had recuperated, so the ones that are being tended to are getting better! But Pacific wildlife does need help, click the link to read more.