Watch: Pelican Attempts, Fails, to Eat Tourist's Head in Egypt
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Feeding wild animals is typically never a good idea, and one traveler in Egypt had a wild experience with a pelican that decided it wanted to snack on her arm and head more than the banana she was offering.
According to Jake Polden of The Daily Mail, the incident took place in Hurghada, Egypt and features a Russian tourist attempting to feed a Pelican on the beach. At first, the bird is not interested in the banana she is offering, but quickly begins to bite at the women’s entire arm.
This would be a terrifying experience for many travelers, but the calm nature of the woman, the laughter of the cameraman and the lack of sharp edges on the bird’s beak indicates that it was not a painful experience.
The bird started trying to eat the women’s arm, but eventually turned his attention to her head.
Here is the video from the incident, via FoxNews.com:
As the bird began attempting to bite her head and neck, the tourist and the person filming the event continued laughing. Growing frustrated by its inability to eat the woman, the pelican began snatching at her necklace, earrings and even her bikini.
The video proves that the pelican in this case was not dangerous, but feeding wild animals is still not something anyone should attempt. When you are in a foreign land or even in an unfamiliar area of your own country, feeding the local wildlife could have much more serious ramifications.
Pelicans are known for eating fish by using their throat pouches to scoop up their prey, but on this day, the bird was hunting the most dangerous game on the planet.
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