Another Bait Stealer, Pelican

Another Bait Stealer, Pelican

This bird was caught in the act. A real pro and obviously not his first time.

Below he followed the line being pulled in.

Another Bait Stealer, Pelican
Another Bait Stealer, Pelican
Another Bait Stealer, Pelican
Another Bait Stealer, Pelican

Next he reached down and gently snatched it.

Another Bait Stealer, Pelican
Another Bait Stealer, Pelican
Another Bait Stealer, Pelican
Another Bait Stealer, Pelican

Once he had it safely at the tip of his bill, hold tight and leave.

Another Bait Stealer, Pelican
Another Bait Stealer, Pelican
Another Bait Stealer, Pelican
Another Bait Stealer, Pelican

Not once did the hook get too close.

 

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