Pelican Back in college, my friend Paulie and I used to shoot pigeons as a favor to local farmers (which is not to say it was entirely altruistic, paticularly from the pigeons’ perspective). These days, though, there just don’t seem to be as many of the birds around as there used to be. And now I know what’s happened to them: They’ve been swallowed by pelicans. Don’t believe me? Here’s the story on the BBC’s web site.