"Ralph The Pelican" Returns To U.S. After Extended Canadian Visit

A brown pelican is back in the United States after spending six months in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Ralph the pelican, named after the adult entertainment center that she was found on, arrived at the Outerbanks Wildlife Shelter in Newport this morning.

It took the Hope For Wildlife Society three full days to drive Ralph to her new home, where she will stay until she's ready to be released back into the wild.

Ralph--who turned out to be a female pelican--ended up in Canada, thanks to Hurricane Earl.

Officials at Outerbanks Wildlife estimate Ralph is two years old and say she's in good health. They hope to put her with the six other pelicans at the shelter by the weekend.

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  • by NSGirl Location: Nova Scotia on Mar 10, 2011 at 11:14 AM
    NC was the only state that could take her, but we assumed she was from Florida. Plus, NC is closer to her home --compared to Nova Scotia, also warmer!! Very happy to see her home, finally!
  • by Ann on Mar 9, 2011 at 09:35 PM
    How did they know the pelican was from NC
  • by Mary Location: Martin County on Mar 9, 2011 at 06:42 PM
    It is a pleasure to hear good news for a change. I love Happy Endings!
  • by Len Location: Ottawa on Mar 9, 2011 at 03:01 PM
    Atta Girl Ralph. Happy to see you home, safe and sound. Wasn't there a Ralph (female) in Green Acres TV show, who repaired the phone?
  • by good for her Location: enc on Mar 9, 2011 at 02:22 PM
    can't resist....maybe she was lookin a job
  • by Karen on Mar 9, 2011 at 12:50 PM
    With the help of friends, I have been following this story and have a special place in my heart for her. I wish Ralph all the best in her homecoming.
  • by Bird Lover on Mar 9, 2011 at 12:12 PM
    Welcome home Ralph! Your story has been a pleasant one, enjoy our hospitality we're rooting for you....

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