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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Killer Pelican


Today as I had my breakfast in the caff downstairs, I thumbed through The Sun.
In it was a hilarious story about a idiotic pigeon who had somehow stumbled into the pouch of a pelican's bill.
According to the story the pigeon struggled for 20 minutes before the pelican thought "Fuck this for a game of skittles" and swallowed the pigeon whole.
I am sure it regretted it - swallowing a live bird is surely not a nice thing (for the eater or the eatee).

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ewww. Think of it wiggling down your throat!

Patricia said...

OK, there are feathers involved, but otherwise it cannot be too different to swallowing a fish alive?

mr-dunn* said...

i heard on radio 2 so it must be true that the powers at st james park have imported russian white pelicans-yeah my thoughts too..to intentionally eat the pigeons in an effort to control numbers..no shite either..
how bout a piont o beer at the wheatsheaf on rathbone place w1 fr i night..boris has his cash hanging oot!

Elliot said...

Patricia - I think it's quite different. Fish are designed to slip neatly down a birds throat.
Their scales all poin one direction, and any sharp bits point away from the throat.
A pigeon is all flapping and has claws and a beak and feathers aren't slippery like scales are.
I've never eaten either whole, so I don't speak from experience.

Dunny - I may see you there, I've hurt my knee and have to be a little bit careful.
You need to email me your number mate.

lee said...

I read that in the Independent, the bird was still alive for a while in the pelican's crop after he went down fighting. It just looked wrong, I blame 4X4's !

Patricia said...

Obviously the pelican was happy enough...he must have thought that it's better a bird in the beak...
In Spanish the saying goes "When there is hunger no bread is stale"

 
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