Stitch is a pelican that required surgery to close up a tear in his pouch. That happened in 2004. Stitch was released into the wild after undergoing rehabilitation at the Ark in St. Augustine, Florida. Stitch chose to come back and spend his remaining days at the Ark. Unbelievable. The owner of the rehabilitation facility recognized the scar on Stitch’s pouch and realized she had seen him before.
I went to get a few pictures of Stitch in hopes that the St. Augustine Record would do a story on him. They did a story back in 2004. The caretakers weren’t sure how much longer Stitch will be with us, so they needed pictures in a hurry.
While we were there, my dear friend pointed out that the Laughing Gull was doing some fancy footwork. I was so busy trying to get a picture of Stitch in bad lighting, that I wasn’t paying attention. (Stitch is not doing well and should not be moved.) After my friend mentioned it, I realized that I heard drumming. This little gull is hilarious.
Regis and I went into St. Augustine this evening to get a look at the Santa Maria. This is a replica of the original Santa Maria. I have to wonder how bad things must have been for a bunch of guys to jump on this little ship and head out across the ocean to the unknown.