Peli Rescue

Just like most clinics, PHSS accepts walk-in patients such as the one seen here. Jan, Operation Manager, spotted a fishing hook on the juvenile’s wing and the team springs into action. Staff often employs fish to help in catching flighted brown pelicans that are normally skittish when approached, especially if waiting for a meal on the roof of our enclosures. Thus, we toss the fish near to them but far so that they cannot catch it and hit the floor so when he swoops in for the fish, a team member is hiding nearby to run with a new to catch the bird for treatment. Luckily, this bird was caught and rehabilitated successfully scheduled for release soon!