Channel 4's Adrienne Moore spoke with the woman to find out why she thinks this is NO ACCIDENT - Adrienne? 3 Stacey Best had to choke back tears...when she told us the state she found some of these birds in...Broken wings... feet cut off... and many have been decapitated.Now - Fish and Wildlife officials tell us they're aware of the problem... but so far... no one has any answers. We want to warn our viewers at home... that some of the images in our story tonight... could be disturbing. 3 00-0628-331:05-1:11 STACEY BEST LOVES TO CAPTURE THE BEAUTY OF THE RIVER CITY... THROUGH HER CAMERA LENS... HER FAVORITE PART... IS HERE AT MAYPORT... PRIMARILY FOR THE PELICANS...BUT THAT LOVE... HAS QUICKLY GONE SOUTH... CLIP 0024PG: Stacey Best/Photographer 32:32-34 SINCE JANUARY - STACEY SAYS SHE'S FOUND DOZENS OF PELICANS AND SEAGULLS MUTILATED ALONG THE SHORELINE... A POPULAR PLACE FOR FAMILIES TO BRING THEIR CHILDREN. 33:09-17 PELICANS ARE PROTECTED UNDER THE MIGRATORY BIRD TREATY ACT - SO ANYONE CAUGHT HURTING THE BIRDS IS SUBJECT TO FINES...AND EVEN JAIL TIME IF FOUND GUILTY. BUT STACEY ADMITS - SHE'S THE ONE WHO FEELS GUILTY - FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO PROTECT ONE PARTICULAR BIRD SHE'D DEVELOPED A BIT OF BOND WITH. 32:14-27 FISH AND WILDLIFE OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE INVESTIGATING THE CAUSE OF THE ANIMALS' DEATHS... STACEY IS CONFIDENT ANOTHER ANIMAL ISN'T RESPONSIBLE... AND REMAINS HOPEFUL...ANSWERS WILL COME FAST ... BEFORE ANY MORE OF THESE MAJESTIC BIRDS ARE HURT. 3 Stacey Best tells us that she will continue to snap photos in her favorite spot... and hopes that her camera may actually help capture WHO may be behind this. Fish and Wildlife officials encourage anyone with information... or anyone who spots one of these dead birds...to contact them right away.