Later, the pelican explained that it got the idea from reading my blog

Wednesday 25 October 2006

First it was the ravens, now it’s come to this. And always the pigeons pay.
Families and tourists in a London park were left shocked when a pelican picked up and swallowed a pigeon…. An RSPB spokesman said: “It is almost unheard of for a pelican to eat a bird. Their diet should be strictly fish.”
The bird got up and strolled along until it reached one of the pigeons, which it just grabbed in its beak.


Note for journalism students: the last two sentences of the linked article are a classic example of the inverted triangle in action.
  1. King Charles II died in 1685.

    Sorry, just finishing the BBC's news report for them.

  2. "King Charles II's reign as a gift from the Russian ambassador …"

  3. the pigeon is SICK it loves it
    the pigeon is SICK it loves it
    the pigeon is SICK it loves it

  4. It could well be a piece of kinky pelican-pigeon sex play that went horribly wrong. There are witnesses now saying they've seen pelicans in the park before, catching pigeons in their bills, holding them for a bit and letting them go again, just for jollies.