Sunday, August 7, 2016

Go get 'em, Broderick



Pelican Takes a Long, Hard Look at His Choices
No one wants to wind up a jailbird.

The Huffington Post   08/06/2016 Hilary Hanson Viral News Editor

A pelican has become a viral star after winding up in a somewhat embarrassing situation on Tuesday.
California Highway Patrol received a report about an injured pelican on the interstate in the city of Truckee, they said in a Facebook post.

California Highway Patrol/Facebook

When they got there, it appeared the bird wasn’t injured, but he was posing a hazard flying between highway lanes and dodging cars.

Luckily, CHP Officer Troy Griesemer, who has falconry experience, was on the scene.

California Highway Patrol/Facebook 

”He looked tired from flying, so I knew I could get a hold of him,” Griesemer told the Sacramento Bee. “This isn’t the first bird I’ve caught. I knew what to look for, how he was going to react and how he would try to defend himself.”

The pelican took a ride back to the CHP office in the cruiser before being transferred to a wildlife rescue group.

We hope he’s able to stay out of trouble after this.


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In case you're too young to get the title reference, "Go get 'em Broderick!," it's what everybody used to say (in the dark ages) when they saw a police car take off to chase some law-breaker down.  

There was an old TV show called "Highway Patrol."  It starred Broderick Crawford.    says:


"Highway Patrol is a syndication action crime drama series produced from 1955 to 1959.

Highway Patrol stars Broderick Crawford as Dan Mathews, the gruff and dedicated head of a police force in an unidentified Western state. A signature shot of the series is fedora-wearing Mathews barking rapid-fire dialogue into a radio microphone as he leans against the door of his black and white patrol car. Mathews growls "21-50 to headquarters" and the invariable response is "Headquarters by" (as in, standing by)."


Here's an episode.  It's about 26 minutes long
  

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I still say that. But then, I'm old (68 this month - yikes!)

--M.A.