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Fla.fact 40

Published Sep. 13, 2005

What's WRONG with this picture? It's really tempting to feed demanding seagulls and pushy pelicans on the beach, but there are lots of good reasons you shouldn't.

What are they?

Answer: Birds that become dependent on humans for food often hang around where people are fishing and get caught in lines and hooks. Also, snack foods have little nutritional value for birds.

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