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    Wednesday, October 25, 2006

    Nature Eats Amok

    Families and tourists in a London park were left shocked when a pelican picked up and swallowed a pigeon. The unusual wildlife spectacle in St James's Park was caught on camera by photographer Cathal McNaughton. He said the Eastern White pelican had the unfortunate pigeon in its beak for more than 20 minutes before swallowing it whole.
    Don't believe me?  Write the BBC.
    That would be two extremely odd snacking events in nature lately.  This one just happened recently as well.
    LYON, France -- Visitors to the Botanical Gardens in Lyon, France, should watch their fingers after a carnivorous plant there ate a mouse.
    That's on
    I find this trend disturbing.  Aren't we at the top of the food chain?
    I suppose that it's time to start eating pelican and pitcher plant salads.


    Anonymous said...

    what is a pelican doing in St.James' Park, in the heart of London? They aren't city birds. The UK is surrounded by the Channel, Irish Sea & the Atlantic, that's where Pelicans should hang out to catch fish. I'm blaming humans for this. Someone wanted to entertain tourists, so brought some "wildlife" into St. James' Park

    Anonymous said...

    Poor pigeon! Last thing he expected was cannibalism, but what do you expect? What can pelicans eat in St. James Park. I've been there, not a good place for pelicans.

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