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Thursday, 27-Jan-2011 1:24PM United Press International
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DARTMOUTH, Nova Scotia, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A windblown and wayward U.S. pelican named for the Canadian strip club where he was found will be Florida-bound after four months in Nova Scotia, rescuers said.

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In early September after Hurricane Earl swept the U.S. and Canadian east coasts, animal rescuer Hope Swinimer got a phone call in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, about a brown pelican sitting on the roof of a strip club called Ralph's Place, the National Post reported Thursday.

The bird took flight when Swinimer approached and led her on a chase that ended when he knocked himself out by flying into a plate glass window, she said.

Back at the rescue facility, the underweight sea bird was named Ralph for his landing spot. Swinimer said she began the process of trying to get him repatriated to the U.S. Southeast, but ran into bureaucratic red tape.

Four months later, she said she finally got U.S. assurances Ralph would be accepted back, likely within a week, the report said.

"I am going to miss him", Swinimer says. "He is beautiful, in my eyes. He almost looks prehistoric in some ways."

The pelican has gained weight from vitamin-spiked herring meals and has been waddling around the rescue barn and flapping his wings, she said.

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