The White Pelican saga continues and we had a scare this morning!!
This was Pelly last night resting with his decoy buddy.
Last night I talked my grandson Xander into helping me catch minnows, we didn’t get many but Pelly loved them.
Builder Bob got up at 5 am and checked on Pelly…..he was still there.
When we all got up at 7 am he was gone. We looked all over, looking for tracks to see if a coyote or cat got him, and couldn’t see any but….we could see where Pelly went down the steep side of the sand towards the water.
Then we remembered that the trains (behind our house) started running again in the morning and the first one went by around 6 am. It looked like Pelly got scared and swam away.
My brother and I got in his boat and started searching downriver as we knew he couldn’t survive on his own. At the very end of our town, we found him!
He is up on a pile of mud. There was a dog tied up about 25 feet from him, thankfully Pelly was okay.
I brought along a towel to cover his head (learned that from a bird rescue site) but he wasn’t scared at all.
Since he was all muddy we dropped him off and let him swim to shore for breakfast. I fed him and he crawled back up on our sand pile, we’ll have to watch what happens when the next train goes by. Once I get this posted it will be time to see if we can find someplace to take Pelly.