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A wonderful bird is the pelican, his beak holds more than his belly can

A swimmer is recovering after a pelican apparently diving for fish slammed into her face off Florida.

Debbie Shoemaker of Toledo, Ohio, was in the water Thursday near St. Petersburg when the pelican’s beak opened a gash in her face. She needed 20 stitches. The bird died.

The chief of the St. Petersburg Fire Department says he never heard of a diving pelican colliding with anyone. An expert surmises the bird was diving for fish and hit Shoemaker by accident.



May 11, 2008 - Posted by | animals, Strange | ,

1 Comment

  1. SO many fish comments come to mind, but we will keep it clean, so I will just say goodbye.



    Comment by Mike | May 12, 2008

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