Monday, June 13, 2011

I saw a Pelican eat a fish

During the last half-mile of my run, I saw a white bird in the sky. At first I thought it was a Seagull, but as the bird approached me, I recognized it as a Pelican. The bird was about 100 yards away when it disappeared behind some bushes and landed on the Jordan River. I could tell the bird had something in its mouth, but I couldn't see what it was. When I reached the spot where the Pelican had landed, I saw it in the river with a fish in its mouth. The bird ducked its large beak into the water and held it there for about three seconds. Then, the bird raised its head, and the fish was gone. Apparently the bird needed water to help it swallow the fish.

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