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Trapped pelican rescued at LSU Lakes

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BATON ROUGE - Animal control workers freed a pelican Monday afternoon after it was trapped by fishing line at the LSU Lakes.

Hilton Cole, the director of East Baton Rouge Animal Control, along with other workers rescued the pelican from the lakes around 2:30 p.m.

Cole said the bird was caught on a trotline and had some cuts, but was expected to be fine.

A witness told News 2 they saw the bird in distress, and notified animal control. By the time they arrived the bird's flock had already taken off from the lake.

The pelican was taken to the LSU Vet School for treatment.

 

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