I said to Daz – it’ll probably ruin my day if that pelican heads off with the kid in it’s mouth. But it certainly would have been a good photo op.
The pelican was sitting on the rock and the kid would run up to it laughing and the pelican would, well not hiss exactly but that’s what I imagined it was doing. It wasn’t going to move and it didn’t want the kid running at it and every time the kid would get close it would open up it’s beak and lean forward and, hiss. It reminded me of a short film I saw (I think Sue Cruikshank was in it) and the pelican took her chihuahua.