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Pelicans blown north to Rhode Island will take private plane back to Florida

A pair of brown pelicans who were blown into Rhode Island by Hurricane Sandy’s blustery gusts will get a lift back to Florida in a private plane this weekend.

“This is not a hugely unusual occurrence when you have a storm of that magnitude,” said Kristin Fletcher, executive director of the nonprofit Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island. “They just get caught up in the winds. I can’t even begin to imagine what that trip must have been like.”

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