Another Sicko Around Here Seriously Injures a California Brown Pelican, Slits Its Jaw Pouch

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Picture one with its jaw pouch slit...actually, don't
Another dickwad has seriously injured a California brown pelican along our coastline, this time slitting one's jaw pouch with a sharp weapon. A $5,000 reward has been put up.

OC's Brown Pelicans No Longer Endangered. Oh, Really?

Despised by some fishermen for poaching would-be catches--when in fact pelicans feed only on bait fish like sardines and anchovies--the sea birds in the very recent past have had their beaks bent and their heads stomped American History X style in Orange County. Ironically, California brown pelicans were recently removed from the endangered species list although they are still a threatened species.

You think? The latest pelican victim was found by Long Beach animal control workers last Wednesday, April 16, in the 5400 block of Ocean Boulevard, near Bayshore Park.

Officials at International Bird Rescue (IBR) in San Pedro, where the pelican is being given a 50-50 chance of recovering from surgery to stitch up the pouch, originally offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to whoever did the dirty deed. The Animal Defense Fund later doubled the reward.

Call the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 310.328.1516 if you can help identify the pelican's tormenter. The federal agency has scheduled a press conference at IBR at 11 this morning to discuss the case.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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22 comments
elenoreflores
elenoreflores

When they catch him they should slit his sack.

Kit Hope
Kit Hope

I hope the catch the SOB and prosecute him to the max!

Janina Uhmm
Janina Uhmm

I'd donate $ to the reward fund if they promised to slit his taint when they found him

Benny Marquez Jr
Benny Marquez Jr

What a heartless bitch !!! I hope they get whats coming to them.

René Bruce
René Bruce

Fukin ASS wipe !!! I SUP all weekend long in Newport if I see someone harming animals my ass is handling it !!!

Rick Hale
Rick Hale

I like to think there's a hell and in that hell they have a special place just for people that do this stuff.

PaulyWalnuts
PaulyWalnuts

Catch this loser and put him in jail for life!

949girl
949girl topcommenter

Karma please to the jerk who did this.

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

The acts this fiend has committed is how I define "eco terrorism". The only persons I loathe more than those who abuse animals are those who hurt children. :-(

JGlanton
JGlanton topcommenter

Muthafukka!

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