So, I have been quite busy lately and not been able to create any new posts. I have several San Clemente Ecuador stories coming up, so stay tuned over the next few days.
So yesterday I hopped on the fire truck here in San Clemente for a fire call. While in the truck, I looked down and laughed when i realized I was wearing flip flops on a fire call. We went emergent down the beach road, and I did not know what the call was. I figured it was a medical call of some form. We get to where there were 2 guys pointing us towards the beach. Turns out the injured party was a pelican! It had a broken wing. Man, I had no idea how big those things are!! Each wing had to be at least 3 feet across, plus its body size. It must have had a wing span of 7 feet! We threw a bunker jacket over it, tied its beak closed, put him on top of the fire truck and drove him to the police station where we tied a rope to its foot and a tree. The police were kind of stunned and taken aback when we showed up at their door with a pelican. The firemen talked the police into working with the animal rescue center and they said they would take it from there.
It was a unique experience, for sure. I hope the pelican heals quickly.
Sorry for not having my camera with me for pictures.
Figuring it out… 1 fixed wing at a time