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Good People! #398684
01/27/11 12:00 PM
01/27/11 12:00 PM
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San Pedro AC Belize
Diane Campbell Offline OP
Diane Campbell  Offline OP
Yesterday we were in Belize City, on a boat parked along the waterfront near the Bliss.
A pelican was struggling in the water - he could not close his beak and could not fly, because he had a catfish stuck (stuck fast by its barbs) in it's pouch. Long story short - a group of young men took an interest. One jumped into the river and swam out to the pelican .... the pelican was eventually corralled into a niche along the seawall, taken out of the water, and after locating some handy-man tools, the fish was extracted from the bird's bill. The fish was a bit rotten already so the poor bird had been struggling with it to no avail for some time. The bird was immediately released and he flew off ...... circling us all for a while in the clear blue sky.

Re: Good People! [Re: Diane Campbell] #398688
01/27/11 12:40 PM
01/27/11 12:40 PM
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Tangles Offline
Tangles  Offline
Nice story!

Re: Good People! [Re: Diane Campbell] #398707
01/27/11 03:17 PM
01/27/11 03:17 PM
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BrigitteBachmann Offline
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Love it!

Re: Good People! [Re: Diane Campbell] #398717
01/27/11 05:17 PM
01/27/11 05:17 PM
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bogalusa, LA USA
kerry Offline
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so kool...there are still caring people in this crazy world smile

Re: Good People! [Re: Diane Campbell] #398719
01/27/11 05:56 PM
01/27/11 05:56 PM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 6,187
San Pedro AC Belize
Diane Campbell Offline OP
Diane Campbell  Offline OP
Yea, it was really nice. Makes me smile - and the pelican seemed pretty happy too.

Re: Good People! [Re: Diane Campbell] #398921
01/29/11 09:57 PM
01/29/11 09:57 PM
Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 834
Wandering the USA
BeBelize Offline
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Such a wonderful story! We hear so many atrocities committed against our animal friends that reading something like this warms my heart.

Former Belize expat traveling the USA & Mexico
Re: Good People! [Re: Diane Campbell] #399010
01/30/11 06:28 PM
01/30/11 06:28 PM
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divingcowgirl Offline
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Thank God for people that care!

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