By Erica Kastl, Gr. 5

When my family was boating home one dark evening, we almost hit a pelican that was sleeping in the channel of the river. We saw its red-rimmed eyes staring at our boat lights. My dad quickly turned the boat to miss it. It must have been a nightmare for the pelican!

A pelican is a huge water bird. They eat fish. There are white and brown pelicans. Is it true that their beak can hold more than their belly can?