HUNGRY: The pelicans have made themselves at home at Mingo Crossing.
HUNGRY: The pelicans have made themselves at home at Mingo Crossing. Ruth Rokesky

Mingo pelicans hungry for fishing comp

NOT only are the anglers looking forward to the Catch A Catty Family Fishing Competition, but so are the pelicans who are calling the Burnett River home.

Crossing caretaker Fran Saban said the pelicans had been here for a long while, but just not in as great a number.

"All up there is around a couple of dozen, double that of last year,” she said.

"The busier we get the more there are on the water.”

Mrs Saban said the pelicans hung around the boat ramp waiting for the anglers to come in with their catch.

"They then follow them to the fish cleaning table hoping for something to eat,” she said.

"And, of course, they do.”

Mrs Saban said the pelicans were just beautiful.

"Everyone loves them,” she said.

"The pelicans are getting to be a real tourist attraction.”


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