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    Diving pelican slams into swimmer's face in Gulf off Florida

    1 day ago TREASURE ISLAND, Fla. (AP) A swimmer is recovering after a pelican apparently diving for fish slammed into her face off Florida.
    Debbie Shoemaker of Toledo, Ohio, was in the water Thursday near St. Petersburg when the pelican's beak opened a gash in her face. She needed 20 stitches. The bird died.

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    Well in theory we people are the ones swimming in their food bowl!!

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    Gosh, what a freak accident! You gotta know that hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann View Post
    Well in theory we people are the ones swimming in their food bowl!!
    So... instead of ashes to ashes and dust to dust when you are not on land and get killed.... It's... seasoning?
    FUN... is a renewable resource!

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    that's sad. then again wildlife doesn't have a chance, in places like FLa. One of these days, they'll be all gone. but that's OK,, 'cause everyone will have their malls, luxury resorts, parking lots, golf courses, exclusive gated communities,, etc...
    Last edited by reb; 05-12-2008 at 08:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reb View Post
    that's sad. then again wildlife doesn't have a chance, in places like FLa. One of these days, they'll be all gone. but that's OK,, 'cause everyone will have their malls, luxury resorts, parking lots, exclusive gated communities,, etc...
    I totally agree reb, its such a shame.

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    Poor pelican..poor lady.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reb View Post
    that's sad. then again wildlife doesn't have a chance, in places like FLa. One of these days, they'll be all gone. but that's OK,, 'cause everyone will have their malls, luxury resorts, parking lots, golf courses, exclusive gated communities,, etc...
    I feel the same way about over development, but this really was a freak accident.



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