When this large bird gets its beak caught in some fishing line, these good samaritans help out.
It’s nice to know that when called upon, some folks can really step up and lend a hand when wild animals are in peril. In this case, a pelican’s life was probably saved by some folks on a pier.
We’ve seen similar situations, and even poked some fun at the birds at times (in our defense that bird was deliberately going after bait at the end of a line), but in reality discarded fishing line can be a serious problem when it comes to wildlife. It’s always worth it to keep good track of the line you go through while fishing, and to ensure every bit of it gets disposed of properly.
Remember, it’s always wise to let experts conduct these sorts of rescue missions, but we’re still glad these guys did what they did.