Pelican off course: Los Alamos, New Mexico snow

Interesting picture from Chris Lutes who discovered this pelican in the New Mexico snow:

I saw this pelican on 12/15/08 in Los Alamos, New Mexico – elevation 7200′. We had approx 50 mph winds the day before associated with a winter storm that came in from California.

Pelicans are built for cold temperatures and weakened by freezing weather they will surely die. Chris says this pelican flew off before local wildlife rescuers could help.

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