Around Town Around Town, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Dec 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm
FEELING THE HEAT ... Palo Alto firefighters took part in an unusual rescue operation last week after they learned about a heat-stressed brown pelican perched on the second-floor patio ledge of the Wells Fargo building at 400 Hamilton Ave. The city's emergency responders sprung into action to aid the overheated bird. The crew from Truck 6 worked with William Warrior, one of the city's animal control officers, and earned major kudos from Warrior for their good work. In a letter to Public Safety Director Dennis Burns, Warrior noted that the ladder from Truck 6 "allowed us safe access to the second-floor patio ledge while at the same time preventing the pelican from falling into pedestrian and vehicle traffic on Hamilton Avenue." After "an effective net-capture" of the pelican, the distressed bird was taken to the Peninsula Humane Society Wildlife Rescue facility at the Cubberley Community Center. "The pelican was last reported in stable condition," Warrior wrote.
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Posted by animal lover, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Dec 7, 2012 at 5:58 pm
Wow, it sounds like the pelican was not healthy to begin with to be so far away from the water. If he was heat distressed for very long he was probably not long for this world, had he not been rescued.