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Life-threatening injured+infected and clearly painful right leg - perhaps originally caused by fishing line? Could not put weight on the leg nor move it enough to take off, although its wings worked well enough.

Update 1/13: Saw it again at 3:00 pm, slightly further up the trail, but couldn't find it at 7:00 (dark). Going to look tomorrow morning.

Update 1/14, dawn: No sign of this pelican, though three others faked me out for a while.

Thanks to Wildlife Emergency Services (http://www.wildlifeservices.org/) for their dedication and efforts to locate this bird in distress.

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American White Pelican - Photo (c) TexasEagle, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
anudibranchmom's ID: American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
Posted by anudibranchmom about 1 year ago (Flag)
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American White Pelican - Photo (c) TexasEagle, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
cosmiccat's ID: American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
Posted by cosmiccat about 1 year ago (Flag)
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American White Pelican - Photo (c) TexasEagle, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
maractwin's ID: American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
Posted by maractwin about 1 year ago (Flag)
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American White Pelican - Photo (c) TexasEagle, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
kevinhintsa's ID: American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
Posted by kevinhintsa about 1 year ago (Flag)
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American White Pelican - Photo (c) TexasEagle, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
aguilita's ID: American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
Posted by aguilita about 1 year ago (Flag)
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American White Pelican - Photo (c) TexasEagle, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
anudibranchmom's ID: American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
American White Pelican - Photo (c) TexasEagle, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
Community ID: American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
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