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Florida Keys News - Key West Citizen
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Mercy shot kills pelican
Sheriff's marksman puts it out of misery

Wildlife advocates, Keys Energy, and the Sheriff's Office made the best of a bad situation Friday afternoon, when a SWAT marksman shot and killed a mortally injured pelican hung up on a power line in Spanish Harbor.

Kelly Grinter, the executive director of Marathon Wild Bird Center, received a call early Friday that an adult brown pelican was hopelessly ensnared on the line,...

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