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Children aghast as pelican swallows pigeon whole October 24, 2006

Posted by tkcollier in Enviroment, Humor, Life, News, Streamingvideo, Video.

Children aghast as pelican swallows pigeon whole | the Daily Mail
Families strolling through a London park were left shocked when a pelican picked up and swallowed an unsuspecting pigeon.

The Eastern White pelican struggled with the desperately frantic pigeon in its beak for more than 20 minutes before swallowing it whole.

The moment was caught on camera by photographer Cathal McNaughton, who was taking pictures of the wildlife in St James’s Park.

The pigeon was still alive when it reached the pelican’s stomach, he said.

Video of him trying to swallow the pigoen


1. dimitri - December 7, 2006

Hi, my name is Dimitri Gregorieff with the savethepelican.org I have seen a starving Pelican in Florida trying to eat a dead rat on the road. This Pelican was starving. I picked him up and brought him to a hospital where he got better. So, yes these birds will eat a diet other than fish on some occasions

2. Marie - January 23, 2007

Yes, but that pelican you speak of was also starving as you say. There is a difference between that one, and this one that randomly ate a pigeon.

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