Pelican Briefed

Image via California Highway Patrol.

The California Highway Patrol is having some week, huh!

The Sacramento Bee reports that the CHP received a call about an injured bird on Tuesday. Luckily, they had CHP Officer and former falconer Troy Griesemer on duty, who arrived at the scene, and took care of matters. Matters turned out to be a tired pelican.


“He looked tired from flying, so I knew I could get a hold of him. This isn’t the first bird I’ve caught. I knew what to look for, how he was going to react and how he would try to defend himself,” Griesemer said, noting that he had also caught a red-tailed hawk and several eagles. (Okay bra, we get it, you know about birds.)

Eventually, this pelican was put in the back of a patrol car where he waited for about an hour (why? probably bird stuff), taken to an animal shelter, then picked up by a wildlife rescue squad.

We gained a lot from this rescue mission: a healthy bird, a chance for Troy to show off his falconing skills, and these photos. These really, really important photos.

Thinking about the mistakes I’ve made.


Bawk, bawk, I’m in my mum’s car.


I’m a pelican, brief me.


When u r pretending to be a soldier but u really engineered the whole heist.


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