Photo for today (28th) Fight to the death

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Ryadiia, May 28, 2007.

  1. Ryadiia

    Ryadiia Guest

    Oh dear.
    The graceful and much loved pelicans are no different from any other species
    when it comes to violence...

    They are quite capable of the nastiest of nasty behaviour.
    http://www.ryadia.com/pod/28-05-07.htm

    Douglas
     
    Ryadiia, May 28, 2007
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    Colin_D Guest

    It's probably a mating ritual. Wonder if it'd work on the GF?

    Colin D.
     
    Colin_D, May 28, 2007
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  3. Nice! Post a follow-up of the aftermath?






    Rita
     
    Rita Ä Berkowitz, May 28, 2007
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  4. Many years ago I was surfing and saw a pelican entangled in fishing wire,
    so I paddled over to help him/her. After about a 15 min of struggling
    with it, getting my ass kicked, and several dings in my surfboard later, I
    left it for dead. Later that same day, I saw a some other people drag the
    bird into the shallows and to untangle it -- as I was walking out of the
    water all I heard was, "F**K, SOB... ooh... damn....&%E^W^$&,!!!" as
    feathers and water was flying everywhere.

    Fast forward a couple years: playing on a boat dock with my cat and a
    small fish I just caught for him to play with. A huge heron lands about
    20 feet from us, looks at and then starts running toward us. My damn cat
    nearly tripped me into the water as he darted in-between my feet.

    Morale of the stories, stay away, far away from those big birds unless he
    can talk
    http://www.weeklyreader.com/readandwriting/content/binary/bigbird.jpg And
    even he's scary!
     
    â–€Slack, May 28, 2007
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    Mark² Guest

    I once "caught" a pelican with my fishing rod... -While reeling in a
    smallish fish in the harbor, a large pelican dove into the water and grabbed
    it right next to my small alluminum boat. This meant he also grabbed my
    hook, and was on my line! I literally reeled him in, and he beat the living
    crap out of me while I eventually reached into his "bag" to pull the fish
    out! After the ordeal, I thought it only fair to throw the fish back to
    him... :) They are powerful birds, no doubt.
     
    Mark², May 28, 2007
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    Pete D Guest

    Yes and did you know that they can tap dance?

    http://pentaxworld.com/gallery/albums/userpics/Pelican-dancing.jpg
     
    Pete D, Jun 1, 2007
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