Traffic in the Southland is for the birds, but a pelican took it a little too far Saturday afternoon.
Pink was released at White Point Park in San Pedro Tuesday after undergoing two surgeries.
A pelican found with its pouch slashed in Long Beach has made an “incredibly fast” recovery and can be released, a bird rescue organization said Monday.
Given the scope of the wound, it could take months for the bird to recover fully.
A $2,500 reward was being offered Tuesday for information leading to the arrest of the those responsible for mutilating a pelican.
A transient pleaded no contest to misdemeanor animal cruelty for choking a brown pelican to death near Malibu Pier.
A transient pleaded not guilty Friday to one felony count of animal cruelty after allegedly killing a pelican with his bare hands.
A fisherman who broke a pelican’s beak when the bird tried to steal his catch has been sentenced to 20 days in jail and probation.