A Pelican Launches on Estero Bay

John Dean
Dean’s List
Published in
3 min readMar 14, 2021

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A real visit to a spot of ‘Jurassic Park’

Photo of Brown Pelican by John Dean

I was already 27 years old when I saw my first Pelican. I was in Fort Lauderdale, my first trip to Florida, and saw several squadrons fly by my 12th-floor balcony. I was mesmerized. They looked like something from prehistoric times. At around 4 feet in length, these are huge birds. I’d never seen any bird that large, except for a few Ostriches in a zoo.

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John Dean
Dean’s List

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