A visit usually starts with one of us hearing the sound of breathing from one of the manatees as it is coming up for air in the canal, and/or seeing a large circle of rings in the water in front of our dock . . . and maybe some splashing! We listen & watch to see if manatees are visiting again . . . we live on a small canal of the Braden River, in Florida. The other day all three signs were there. I knew we had visitors, and grabbed my camera with the long lens. It was worth it, I took lots of photos! After going through the photos and deleting some, I put together a 2 minute slideshow video with music, an Animoto video (my favorite!) which I will add below for you to see. If you are unfamiliar with manatees (sea cows) just follow this link for both a great photo of them swimming underwater and basic info about Florida manatees. Did you know they were related to elephants?!