A juvenile pelican wandered onto the road right in front of our car on Amador Causeway this afternoon. Rather daftly, I jumped straight of the car with my camera to snap away at the critter. Setting a bad example to the children! Felt my husband gently brush the car against my backside as I hit the pavement.
It walked across the road, causing all the cars to stop, in much the same way a sheep would do near Loch Lomond in my home country. It arrived at the moped hire shop, where it soon attracted a crowd.
Here it is standing under a sign which says ‘Parrot Island’.
I think we were all quite worried about the pelican, as it was pretty bewildered.
Just as my husband arrived back from the top of the causeway to pick me up, a man got a broom and ushered the big baby back across the road in the direction of the water.
I had to jump into the car, as the traffic was building up behind us, but managed to see the pelican reaching the right side of the road, the bay side.
And here it is, back where it belongs! Happy ending!