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Watch pelicans swoop down on crowd at Pepperdine graduation ceremony

Watch pelicans swoop into crowd at Pepperdine graduation ceremony

Pelicans dropped into a screaming crowd as the Pepperdine University Class of 2018 received diplomas on an outdoor lawn near the Pacific Ocean.
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Pelicans dropped into a screaming crowd as the Pepperdine University Class of 2018 received diplomas on an outdoor lawn near the Pacific Ocean.

A pair of pelicans swooped down into the outdoor crowd at Pepperdine University's Class of 2018 graduation ceremony, sending people screaming and scrambling.

The video by Grant Dillon has gone viral.

"When your university is located next to the Pacific Ocean, at some point pelicans are bound to crash your graduation," Dillon wrote in his YouTube posting of the scene.

Pepperdine is located in Malibu, California.

One of the pelicans landed on the red carpet as graduates were receiving their diplomas. The big-beaked bird was escorted away from the ceremony, the video shows.

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