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Migrating pelicans having issues in Baton Rouge

3 years 5 months 3 weeks ago November 26, 2013 Nov 26, 2013 Tuesday, November 26 2013 November 26, 2013 9:28 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- Animal control agents have a mystery to solve: why are so many pelicans dying near the lakes?

The birds stop here as they migrate south. Recently, five have hit power lines, have fallen to the ground and died. But, agents aren't sure if the birds are electrocuted or died from the impact.

"It's pretty odd. I don't quite understand this, it's the first time I've hard of it in our parish," animal control director Hilton Cole said.

"They are normally pretty wary of wires, and they know the lakes."

Last week, crews had to rescue a pelican that was stuck on a trout line. The bird is recovering at a clinic.
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