A woman required 20 stitches to her face after a pelican crashed into her in the sea off Florida, apparently diving for fish.
The bird, which died in Thursday's collision, ripped a gash in Debbie Shoemaker's face as she bathed near the city of St Petersburg.
The city fire chief said he had never heard of a diving pelican hit a person.
Families and tourists in a London park were left shocked when a pelican picked up and swallowed a pigeon.
The unusual wildlife spectacle in St James's Park was caught on camera by photographer Cathal McNaughton.
He said the Eastern White pelican had the unfortunate pigeon in its beak for more than 20 minutes before swallowing it whole.
An RSPB spokesman said: "It is almost unheard of for a pelican to eat a bird. Their diet should be strictly fish."
Hmm. Pelcians seems to be doing a lot of unprecedented things all of a sudden.
Watch the skies!