Thursday, May 29, 2008

On My Morning Walk II

I promise not to make this a daily posting about a morning walk, but I had to share this...

To be brutally honest, I am not a big fan of the pelican. Despite cultivating an early and pure love for the Roald Dahl story, I have since been distracted by the sharp beak, gulpy mouth pouch and untrustworthy eyes. Adding to this is the highly creepy story of a pelican eating a seagull - a whole seagull in one bite! - which confirmed my suspicions about this awkward bird.

Imagine my surprise, then, when I saw a compact pelican (compelican?) all cradled up in a cosy bundle, seemingly oblivious to the waking beach.

I do admit to getting as close as I could to take the photo and then backing away slowly, lest I be seen/eaten by the gulpy-mouthed demon.

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