Game Wardens help rescue pelican injured after storms in Kansas

A pelican is rescued in Redford on Sept. 14, 2023.
A pelican is rescued in Redford on Sept. 14, 2023.(Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks)
Published: Sep. 17, 2023 at 1:19 PM CDT
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REDFORD, Kan. (WIBW) - As pelicans prepare to head south for the winter, one found in Kansas after a recent storm may have a little more difficulty getting there.

On Thursday, Sept. 14, Game Wardens with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks say they rescued a recent storm victim from Redford.

With the help of a couple local residents, Game Wardens said they were able to capture a pelican found in the city limits.

KDWP said the pelican was taken to a rehabilitation facility for further evaluation.

While pelicans are no stranger to the Sunflower State, with fall just around the corner, it is time for the bird to head south.