North Topsail Beach pelican deaths popping up

NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (WECT) - Dead pelicans are showing up on North Topsail Beach once again.

Around this time every year for the past several years, pelicans with broken wings are found on the beach.

Tom Best, the North Topsail Public Works Director, said he found at least 10 dead pelicans last week. He said they all had broken wings so he immediately reported them to U.S Fish and Wildlife Service.

The pelican death situation in North Topsail is still under a federal investigation.

Possumwood Acres, a small wildlife sanctuary located just outside of Jacksonville, and PETA offered a reward of $3,600 last year to anyone with information on who may be responsible for these acts. If you have any information, contact Possumwood Acres at 910-326-6432, the North Topsail Beach Police Department or the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries.

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