Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Pelican crashes into swimmer


In a bizarre reminder that even swimming can be dangerous, a pelican collided with a swimmer off the Florida coast. The Pelican was apparently diving for fish and must have had some sort of visual impairment. The result - 20 stiches in the poor swimmer's cheek! Pelicans can weigh up to 15kg and the Malmatian Pelican has a wingspan of up to 3.5m. The moral of the story is to keep a sharp lookout in and above the water at all times :)

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