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Attempt to rescue pelican proves futile

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By Michelle Pearson

After a young couple sitting on the deck of the Black Dog noticed the injured Brown Pelican sitting on the ruins behind Seabreeze restaurant, there have been several attempts the past couple of days to catch the bird in order to bring it to a rehabilitation clinic.
Among the rescuers is Cedar Key Public Works Director Josh Wilson, Tidewater Tours, FWC Officer Andrew, John Fields and others. So far, the pelican has eluded capture.

UPDATE: An unconfirmed report has come in that the knife has been removed from the pelican's beak, but no information was available on who performed the rescue or the bird's condition.