COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — The Naples Pier is a popular fishing spot, but is also a place where a lot of animals are injured.
Between 2019 and 2020, there was a 112-percent increase in the number of brown pelicans admitted to the Von Arx Animal Hospital in Naples.
Officials with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida hope that they can educate people at the pier and make them aware that it is a hot spot for shorebird injuries.
A lot of pelicans are reported as injured at the Naples Pier. The rise in injuries is due, in part, to anglers on the pier, experts said.
Some protection measures are...