No...wait...what is that?? A big bird?? A duck?? I gotta get closer!
I'm pretty close and it's not moving...is it real??
You must be kidding...here, on an inland lake in the middle of Orlando??? (No..not the shark)
It's a pelican!! He took off and landed mid-lake right after this shot...we have no idea where he came from or what he is doing here.
Had to look him up and seems like he's a Brown Pelican, lives coastal and is usually a bit farther North, like Virginia or North Carolina...but, there are some on the West Coast of Florida. Now, the West Coast is a 90 minute drive from here...and the East Coast just about an hour...is he on vacation?? The only other thing we can think of is that he may have wandered in from Sea World, which isn't too far...
He's been here for several days...hope he's not lost, but he dives and gets what he needs to eat so we are just going to watch over him and enjoy his company. What a cutie!!