Nearly 50 Baby Pelicans Saved After TS Debby Batters Florida

June 27,2012-

Debby's damage is not yet known, but one local animal rescuer is making sure that almost 50 baby pelicans are not part of the total.

The baby pelicans are currently at the Florida Wild Mammal Association in Wakulla County. Debby hit during baby season for some of the animals which displaced more than usual. The storm's slow movement is also to blame for the amount of animals the shelter has taken in.

"If it had been a storm that just came and went through the other side, I don't think it would have been so bad, but since it just kept repeating and repeating and repeating, it really caused some damage," said Chris Beatty of the Florida Wild Mammal Association.

John Johnson of Carabelle said he began saving them Sunday during the first storm surge. By Wednesday he had saved almost 50, and dropped them off at the Florida Wild Mammal Association to nurse them back to health.

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