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Saturday, May 10 2014 01:24 PM

PHOTO GALLERY: Injured pelican begins healing at CALM

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The pelican rescued by Californian Living Museum staff Friday wades in the small pool at CALM Saturday, May 10, after receiving some medical treatment by Don Richardson, the curator.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The American White Pelican that was rescued by CALM staff Friday is being well taken care of with antibiotics and a cleansing of her wounds by staff members.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    CALM curator Don Richardson shows off the large fishing lure that was removed from the pelican's bill Friday after the bird was captured and treated at CALM. The healing process will take weeks.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    CALM curator Don Richardson examines the fishing lure that was removed from the pelican's bill Friday by Richardson and staff members.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    This is the large fishing lure that was stuck in the pelican's bill and removed by CALM staff Friday after the bird was captured at Hart Park after a three-hour rescue.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    The American White Pelican that was rescued Friday by CALM staff rests nicely with several wounds on her in a small wading pool Saturday, May 10 at the California Living Museum. CALM officials said Thursday that the pelican has died.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

California Living Musuem staff rescued an injured American White Pelican from Hart Park on Friday. It had a large lure stuck in its bill, along with other wounds.

After a three-hour rescue effort, the pelican was taken to CALM for treatment.

Californian photographer Casey Christie, who had photographed the injured pelican Thursday, visited CALM Saturday to check on its progress. While the road to recovery is expected to take weeks, the pelican was able to rest in a wading pool.

Click on the story below to read more about the rescue effort.

 

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