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Death of pelican during parade under federal investigation

9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago February 10, 2016 Feb 10, 2016 Wednesday, February 10 2016 February 10, 2016 5:58 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PASS CHRISTIAN, MS.- State and federal authorities are investigation the death of a juvenile pelican after Sunday's St. Paul's Carnival Association parade in Pass Christian.
    
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks are investigating the death to determine if parade attendees played a part in its death.
    
The newspaper reports a video posted on the internet showed a group of float riders throwing Mardi Gras beads at the pelican until it became visibly distressed and walked into traffic where it was struck by a vehicle and killed.
    
Missy Dubuisson of Wild at Heart Rescue in Vancleave told the paper the body of the pelican has been recovered and a necropsy will be conducted.
    
Pelicans are federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

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