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Rescue crews discover more oil-covered animals

PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Another wildlife victim was rescued off the Louisiana coast. A brown pelican was found Monday on Storm Island, just east of Venice. The pelican was covered in oil.

The bird is being cared for and fed by Tri-State Bird Rescue. The group has set up shop at Fort Jackson in Plaquemines Parish to handle this type of situation.

"If birds are oiled on their bellies and they take it to their nest it can get on eggs and kill the eggs or the young," said Jay Holcomb with the Bird Rescue Research Center.

Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service caution that thousands of wildlife are in danger from the oil spewing into the Gulf.

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