Fuck You, Pelicans Are Awesome
~Oh, it splashes around in the water and gulps down fish that are just swimming by, that's not hunting,
is a thing that fools say. While it's true that the White Pelican dips
its head underwater and scoops out the fish, that's not the pelican
we're talking about here. The Brown Pelican is the state bird of
Louisiana, and it's the only species of pelican that dives to catch its prey. The Brown Pelican is a raptor, without the stupid purple dinosaur logo.
It cruises above the water, its eyesight so good that it can see fish beneath the surface from 60 feet up.
Then it spirals into a death dive, streaking down upon the unsuspecting
prey before it knows what hit it. The last thing that fish ever sees is
the light blinking out as the pelican's gaping beak closes around it,
and it's swallowed—while still alive.
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