Isn’t He Cute?

I mentioned last week, I have a weakness for pelicans.  On Friday, while my son and I were at the beach, I snapped these photos with my point and shoot.

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This huge pelican was watching the woman fish.  Apparently, he was feeling too lazy to go dive for his own food.  Whenever she caught a fish too small to keep, she'd toss it to him instead of throwing it back in the water.  The pelican, of course, would gobble it down whole, in seconds flat.

He was quite pleased with the arrangement. 

A group of tourists came by and kept bothering him.  He took off in flight, circling the pier.  The tourists left and a minute later he was right back in his usual spot.

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© Twenty Four At Heart 

42 Responses to “Isn’t He Cute?”

  1. Beth

    How cool! I love that the woman is focused on her fishing and it just seems like an every day event that a HUGE pelican would hang out by her side.

  2. Beth

    How cool! I love that the woman is focused on her fishing and it just seems like an every day event that a HUGE pelican would hang out by her side.

  3. Beth

    How cool! I love that the woman is focused on her fishing and it just seems like an every day event that a HUGE pelican would hang out by her side.

  4. Pam

    What a beautiful animal! Great pictures. I love that he took off when the tourists were bothering him. 🙂

  5. Pam

    What a beautiful animal! Great pictures. I love that he took off when the tourists were bothering him. 🙂

  6. Pam

    What a beautiful animal! Great pictures. I love that he took off when the tourists were bothering him. 🙂

  7. Maura

    I didn’t know you were a pelican fan, too. They’re such ugly-beautiful birds. Nice to find someone else who loves them, too. 🙂 Awesome photos, btw.

  8. Maura

    I didn’t know you were a pelican fan, too. They’re such ugly-beautiful birds. Nice to find someone else who loves them, too. 🙂 Awesome photos, btw.

  9. Maura

    I didn’t know you were a pelican fan, too. They’re such ugly-beautiful birds. Nice to find someone else who loves them, too. 🙂 Awesome photos, btw.

  10. Jason

    As much as I love this pelican and this photo and this post, it is NOT The Nipple Story, part 2. Hmmmmmph.

  11. Jason

    As much as I love this pelican and this photo and this post, it is NOT The Nipple Story, part 2. Hmmmmmph.

  12. Jason

    As much as I love this pelican and this photo and this post, it is NOT The Nipple Story, part 2. Hmmmmmph.

  13. The Queen of Chaos

    Not only funny but he’s (is he a he? how does one tell .. for now, he’s a he) … he’s BIG and pretty … errr handsome … assuming he’s a he of course.

  14. The Queen of Chaos

    Not only funny but he’s (is he a he? how does one tell .. for now, he’s a he) … he’s BIG and pretty … errr handsome … assuming he’s a he of course.

  15. The Queen of Chaos

    Not only funny but he’s (is he a he? how does one tell .. for now, he’s a he) … he’s BIG and pretty … errr handsome … assuming he’s a he of course.

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