A departure from pelicans & pigeons

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Subject: A departure from pelicans & pigeons
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2019 01:57:19 +0000

More information at includes a pelican attacking an adult cat and young lions (although that is surely defence).



From: Graeme Clifton [
Sent: Sunday, 24 February, 2019 11:53 AM
To: John Layton
Cc: Canberra birds
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] A departure from pelicans & pigeons


I don’t know about the accuracy of the conclusions in the snake/wallaby story but what about the pelican eating a Chihuahua on the esplanade at The Entrance on the Central Coast of NSW.  Surely an urban myth.


Graeme Clifton

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On 24 Feb 2019, at 10:48 am, John Layton <> wrote:

Some 20 years ago I watched a news item about a huge python found dead beside a North Queensland road. The snake had a large bulge in its belly which a post mortem revealed to be a small wallaby. Informed opinion speculated the wallaby was alive and kicking (emphasis on kicking) after being swallowed and all the internal turbulence brought about the python’s demise. Talk about a kick in the guts.


John Layton


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