Brown Pelican with lure in wing

Mark Featherstone

Apologies if this is not an appropriate use of this list. After getting this evening’s photos onto the computer, my daughter and I noticed a lure hooked into the wing of this Brown Pelican. I can’t say it looked in distress. On the other hand, it was solitary in our urban (City of Alameda) lagoon setting and entirely unphased by our presence at perhaps 30 feet away. Seems strange. Should I report this and, if so, to whom?

Many thanks,

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