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I have news on Pelly!! First off, this past weekend Builder Fisherman Bob brought home hundreds of these small, perfect Pelly size Bullheads. Doesn’t this look like the perfect pelican dinner…..well it is only about 5 inches long so I think he will need several of these.
I filled every cookie sheet we had and quick froze them.
Once they were froze I put on leather gloves to keep my hands warm and used a small hammer to break the fish apart.
Plenty of fish dinners for Pelly! We actually had about 10 – gallons bags plus this ice cream container and yesterday they were picked up by Michelle who works at the Raptor Center and she will be taking them to Pelly today. Now for the BIG NEWS!!!
Pelly will soon be moving to his new home which will be the St. Louis, MO zoo! They have a big pond with other White Pelicans and they hope that when the birds migrate in the fall, Pelly will go with them. If not he will be able to stay at the zoo.
The zoo is 40 acres and it sounds like this pond isn’t part of the zoo that gets visited. I am sure Pelly will love being around other pelicans.
Remember that I had hoped to go up and visit Pelly…….well, we were told it wouldn’t happen. They are trying to limit human contact since he has imprinted on us and it would set them back to let us see him. I have to tell you that I am not really a bird person but…..I got all choked up at finding out he was going to a new home and….we couldn’t see him.
His foot is doing better and he is in a cage outside and has a horse trough to swim and eat in. When someone takes food to him they don’t talk to him and she said he threw a big fit the other day…..honking and even throwing himself on the ground trying to get attention…..poor guy, I can imagine how lonely he must be as we were always talking to him. I think that is when I got choked up.
I am so thankful that they were able to help Pelly and find a good home for him and I know all of you have enjoyed this adventure just as much as I have! Thank you for all the sweet emails asking about Pelly. I am definitely working on a quilt with a……Pelly pelican in it!