Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pelican with Attitude

This pelican resides on the Fairhope Pier. Chris and I walk the pier frequently as do several residents, tourists, and locals. On any given night, when the fish are biting there may be a couple dozen folks fishing for anything from croakers to white trout. I have even seen a small 3 ft shark brought up from the depths of our Mobile Bay. The fishing techniques vary from cast nets, expensive rods and reels, to bamboo poles. All are effective at bringing in the bounty from the sea.
This guy hangs out hoping for a hand out and the fishermen don't disappoint! Quite frequently he is tossed the smaller catches or bait fish that come in. I have seen him steal bait fish as well from the cast nets that come onto the dock.
Pelican with Attitude 6 x 12 acrylic on canvas

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