Pelican violates kayaker’s personal space in Belize

CAYE CAULKER VILLAGE, Belize, April 15 (UPI) — A tourist on a kayaking trip in Belize got up close and personal with a friendly pelican that showed no respect for her personal space.

The video, posted to Facebook by the Paddle Me Hard kayaking organization, shows Wisconsin woman Kathy Dahl encountering the pelican while kayaking with a group off Caye Caulker, Belize.

The pelican initially stands on the edge of Dahl’s kayak, but gradually moves in closer until the bird is on the laughing woman’s lap.

The pelican flies away when another kayaker pokes at it with a paddle.

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