A large manatee in our canal on the Braden River - March, 2017
I am still surprised when I hear manatees splashing or surfacing for air. Another name for manatees is the “Sea Cow” . . . I think because they are so large. Manatees can weigh from 1,500 - 1,800 lbs!! If you don’t know a lot about manatees, this site will fill you in quickly.
I was lucky to hear first, then see, a small manatee eating mangrove leaves in front of our dock the other day. I grabbed my camera and took a couple short video clips of him eating! If you don’t see the video below, the link is here.
Amazing creatures I feel blessed to be able to see in my backyard on the Braden River, in Florida.