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Terrorist Pelicans?

I reported earlier on the suicide attack of a spotted eagle ray, and now we learn of a pelican attack near St. Petersburg from the BBC: Pelican ‘bombs’ bather in Florida

A woman required 20 stitches to her face after a pelican crashed into her in the sea off Florida, apparently diving for fish.

The pelican is “pining for the fiords” as some would day.

If there was a Florida university with any money left, they might try to figure out why the wildlife is conducting suicide attacks on female tourists.

4 comments

1 hipparchia { 05.11.08 at 10:46 pm }

perhaps you’re just overlooking the men.

2 Bryan { 05.11.08 at 10:55 pm }

That ray didn’t “suicide”. and he got barbed handling the ray without securing the tail. It was another spotted eagle ray and they have impressive tails, but don’t use them as aggressively as actual stingrays.

Water as hot as you can stand it is the recommended treatment for the poison, and the barb needs to be cut out or pushed through, like an arrowhead, to minimize damage.

3 jams o donnell { 05.12.08 at 7:37 am }

Could it be a black flag op in Bush’s war against tourism??

4 Bryan { 05.12.08 at 10:30 am }

If the Navy’s dolphins show up we’ll know for sure.