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Paradise Cove pier: No birds allowed

It's easy enough to see what keeps visitors from walking on the supposedly public pier in Paradise Cove:

closed: paradise cove pier

But what about the seagulls and pelicans the sign jokingly refers to?


Take a closer look and you'll see the network of fishing filament, all but invisible, that runs the length and, in places, crosses the width of the pier.

anti-bird wire

You don't need the occasional clump of bloody feathers on the pier's wood planks to realize that for sea birds seeking a place to rest, it's a potential death trap.

pelican death trap

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