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bill rudden

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Pelican big fishing
« on: March 29, 2010, 01:49:25 PM »
Mel Price L&D26. Madison county IL. 3-29-10.








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Re: Pelican big fishing
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 02:37:39 PM »
Glad somebody's enjoying the Asian Carp!
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Re: Pelican big fishing
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 02:51:25 PM »
Great shots, didn't know that Asian carp weren't orange.

bill rudden

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Re: Pelican big fishing
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2010, 03:09:26 PM »
Great shots, didn't know that Asian carp weren't orange.

Thanks Sue.
Your probably thinking of Koi "carp".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koi

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Re: Pelican big fishing
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2010, 07:11:47 PM »
Awesome shots.

Hope they get them all!!!!
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Re: Pelican big fishing
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2010, 02:11:46 PM »
Gives new meaning to the term, Big Gulp. :D
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Re: Pelican big fishing
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2010, 08:06:38 PM »
Great shots Bill!  I have wondered whether there might be a connection between the carp and the increased numbers of pelicans in Illinois.  These shots just make me wonder a bit more.  That fish sure looks like a week's worth of food!

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bill rudden

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Re: Pelican big fishing
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2010, 03:48:14 AM »
Thanks fellows.

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Re: Pelican big fishing
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2010, 07:14:46 AM »
The fish in the first 2 photos look gigantic, maybe in the 10-15 pound range. I have a hard time believing that a pelican could grab, hold onto, and swallow a fish this big. Are the fish in the last 2 photos different, smaller fish?

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bill rudden

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Re: Pelican big fishing
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2010, 09:00:08 AM »
The fish in the first 2 photos look gigantic, maybe in the 10-15 pound range. I have a hard time believing that a pelican could grab, hold onto, and swallow a fish this big. Are the fish in the last 2 photos different, smaller fish?

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Three different fish.
The last 2 pics are of the same (yes a smaller) fish.
And yes the pelican downed the fish:






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Re: Pelican big fishing
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2010, 09:27:38 AM »
Wow, amazing, how long does the fish live within the bird? 

 

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