|Anna Maria Island 6:30 AM 2007|
Do these wonderful Pelicans look like trouble? the morning I took this photo there were thousands of them flying in from and island to feed in the bay.
I love pelicans. They are a common sight here.
Bob and I were discussing The Pelican Peril from 1987 this morning.
|photo by google images|
|Photo by google images|
Bob drove 49 miles to work and the bridge below was 2 miles from Sears where he worked.
raced drove at 50 MPH on top of this bridge, he saw a pelican ,
Riding the currents.
Coming straight at him.
no worries, he has seen this before and they always rise up.
The pelican did not rise...
|Desoto bridge Bradenton, by Me|
The pelican hit the windshield, head first right into Bob's face,
at the last moment he threw up his arms to protect his eyes, and managed to stop the truck with the pelican bill almost touching his nose.
Glass was every where...
the pelican was dead,
Bob drove to work.
And worked 8 hours covered in glass, in his hair and all over his clothes. Allstate put in a new windshield right in the Sears parking lot.
HE Did not call me,
did not clean up,
did not clean out the truck.
10 hours after it happened he came home with the truck looking like a glass bomb went off inside..
His curly hair acted as a net and required much brushing to get the glass out...
the bad news was the pelican died, the good news was Bob was not harmed and the truck was repaired at no cost.