How do pelicans survive their 40 mph dive-bombs?


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Is a terrible limerick. It doesn’t even rhyme right.


I wonder if they ever hit the water at just the wrong angle and just kind of… shred?


_Jesus. _


I understand that they are very in-efficient though.
They drop way more than they eat and have to spend much of their day fishing.

Upside, they feed a lot of other birds with their by-catch.


A remarkable bird is a pelican
Its beak can hold more than its belly can…”
With a beak like a net
and a ‘chute, you can bet
he’ll slow down to the speed of a married man.

(That one kind of sucks, too.)


Maybe you have to say it with a very Irish accent.



After viewing this I want to come back as a pelican in my next life.


I love learning new stuff.


How do pelicans survive their 40 mph dive-bombs?

They don’t, when a pelican dives at that speed it shatters in thousands of tiny pieces and die. A new pelican emerges from the water to take the place of the recently deceased bird until his time comes to dive again to his destiny.



I’m told if a headline asks a question, the answer is “no” so I have to agree with the post above.


Brown pelicans only, American White Pelicans would not survive the same.


Well great. Just great. Guess I’ll just toss this copy of Jonathan Livingston Pelican in the trash.


“How do pelicans survive their 40 mph dive-bombs?”

Because no one has told them that they can’t?


Get ready to groan!

A wonderful bird is the Pelican.
His beak can hold more than his belican.
He can hold in his beak
Enough food for a week,
But I’m damned if I see how the hellican?
-Dixon Lanier Merritt


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