<B>FEELING THE HEAT ... </B>Palo Alto firefighters took part in an unusual rescue operation last week after they learned about a heat-stressed <B>brown pelican</B> perched on the second-floor patio ledge of the Wells Fargo building at 400 Hamilton Ave. The city's emergency responders sprung into action to aid the overheated bird. The crew from Truck 6 worked with <B>William Warrior</B>, one of the city's animal control officers, and earned major kudos from Warrior for their good work. In a letter to Public Safety Director <B>Dennis Burns</B>, Warrior noted that the ladder from Truck 6 "allowed us safe access to the second-floor patio ledge while at the same time preventing the pelican from falling into pedestrian and vehicle traffic on Hamilton Avenue." After "an effective net-capture" of the pelican, the distressed bird was taken to the <B>Peninsula Humane Society Wildlife Rescue</B> facility at the Cubberley Community Center. "The pelican was last reported in stable condition," Warrior wrote.
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posted Friday, June 22, 2012, 12:00 AM