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The sea cows are back for winter.

FlyingMacaws

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It’s once again manatee season and I must have seen 40-60 today at our local downtown park. Here is one of many “sea cows” that was relaxing in the beach/swim area. Just an FYI they are herbivores and very gentle. I swim with them often and it’s a special treat every time.
 

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I love manatees! My uncle works at a marina in Daytona Beach, he says he sees them all the time! They seem like big sweeties. :heart:
 

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I love manatees! My uncle works at a marina in Daytona Beach, he says he sees them all the time! They seem like big sweeties. :heart:
They are very inquisitive and they are extremely smart. I live in the only county in Florida where we can touch and swim beside them. It’s truly a gift. I love seeing the babies.
 

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Wow.... lucky you! If you're feeling up to it and the water isn't too cold.... maybe take a swim with them for some extra lucky "JuJu" for your upcoming surgery.
 

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Wow! That´s so cool!

I LOVE manatees. When I was younger I went to seaworld in Orlando, and I would spend most of the day watching them eating their lettuces. Such a beauiful creature, I was fascinated by them. Also, it is something we were never told about in the UK, Spain is also clueless on what they are.
 

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Wow.... lucky you! If you're feeling up to it and the water isn't too cold.... maybe take a swim with them for some extra lucky "JuJu" for your upcoming surgery.
We are bringing M and a few of her friends on the Kayaks/paddle boards this weekend to do just that. Bless my husband he is going to paddle me on the paddle board so I can go.
Wow! That´s so cool!

I LOVE manatees. When I was younger I went to seaworld in Orlando, and I would spend most of the day watching them eating their lettuces. Such a beauiful creature, I was fascinated by them. Also, it is something we were never told about in the UK, Spain is also clueless on what they are.
Look up Crystal River, Florida
 

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We are bringing M and a few of her friends on the Kayaks/paddle boards this weekend to do just that. Bless my husband he is going to paddle me on the paddle board so I can go.

Look up Crystal River, Florida
:wideyed: :cloud9::cloud9::cloud9::cloud9::cloud9::cloud9::cloud9::cloud9: I NEED TO GO!!!

Have you ever been there? It looks like another world!
 

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We spent several hours with a manatee in a little marina at the bottom of the everglades,.

I'll look up Crystal River!
 

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I visited your area many years ago to see the Manatees in December. It was my first time ever seeing them! It's a site to see. I love them and was fascinated to learn about them. They're so serene and gorgeous.
 

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That sounds so amazing. I love the big old sea cows <3
 

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Just told a coworker to look this place up. I'd love to come down there.

The only scary thing about these guys is when they snort.
 

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I'm trying to imagine what their skin feels like. I'm so glad your hubby will take you on the paddle board for a sweet outing!
 

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Very similar to Australian Dugong :) Super cute!

In case you didn't know we had something like that in Australia, I will post a quick little vid.

 
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