This shows that you never get between a Pelican and its lunch, though Katijina the Rhodesian ridgeback thought she’d have a go nonetheless, and dived in when the Pelican was about to eat a frozen chick from the owner of the bird farm. Roland Adam was about to feed the Pelican when his dog flew in and stole the food from in front of him.
I was preparing foods for the birds in our outdoor kitchen, when I noticed Petri at my side looking for a snack. I decided to feed her one of the chicks I had been preparing when Katijina raced in, caught the frozen bird mid-air and gobbled up Petri’s dinner.
Then the Pelican decided that if she couldn’t have her food, she’d try to eat the dog instead.
It was hilarious. We have so many animals on the farm that they are very tame and at ease with each other.
Katijina is no different and she was more than happy to allow Petri to come in for closer inspection.
Not concerned that his dog was being ‘eaten’ by the Pelican, rather than help Mr Adam fetched his camera.
You see a lot of things on my farm but I have never seen anything like this before and I just had to get my camera to prove it was real. But I suppose when it came down to it, Katijina was just too quick.
You can see more Pelican eating dog action here.