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Officers Rescue a Pelican Choking on a Large Fish


Animal services responded to a call of a sick pelican near a dock off the Florida coast.

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When Animal Service Officers Heather Belknap and Kimberly Guile arrived on the scene, they discovered the struggling animal was choking.

They opened the bird’s beak and pulled out a large fish head.

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Photos showing the fish head stuck inside the bird's mouth were posted to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

 

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Posted by Martin County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Police say the pelican gave a sigh of relief and went right back into the water.

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