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ChrisBen
07-29-2012, 06:29 PM
Seven of them that I could see. They've been swimming around the area all day. Snapped this pick as they swam under the boat and came up on the other side.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r133/loki59/herd.jpg

Manatee Birth and Reproduction: Mating Herds (http://www.savethemanatee.org/repro2.htm)

Paul Pless
07-29-2012, 06:33 PM
mating herdsbest stay off the tequila tonight lest you mistake them for mermaids:d

Concordia...41
07-29-2012, 06:36 PM
That would take a LOT of tequila!

ChrisBen
07-29-2012, 06:36 PM
There's only one mermaid, the rest are mermen. :d

Glen Longino
07-29-2012, 08:58 PM
That would take a LOT of tequila!

There ain't that much Tequila!;)

ChrisBen
07-29-2012, 08:59 PM
There ain't that much Tequila!;)Not with you an Bobby hoverin over that pipeline. :d

Glen Longino
07-29-2012, 09:10 PM
Not with you an Bobby hoverin over that pipeline. :d

Heheh! We ain't wasting one drop of our Tequila on any danged manatees.
What the hell is a manatee anyhow? Like a unicorn with a mermaid tail?
What the hell is a manatee?

ChrisBen
07-29-2012, 09:13 PM
Heheh! We ain't wasting one drop of our Tequila on any danged manatees.
What the hell is a manatee anyhow? Like a unicorn with a mermaid tail?
What the hell is a manatee?Kinda looks like a walrus without the tusks.:D

Phillip Allen
07-29-2012, 09:16 PM
if they're spending time under your boat... you'd better clean the bottom as there must be a lot of grazing down there

Glen Longino
07-29-2012, 09:22 PM
Kinda looks like a walrus without the tusks.:D

I was afraid you'd say that!
And here I was hoping for a mermaid!:)

ChrisBen
07-29-2012, 09:25 PM
if they're spending time under your boat... you'd better clean the bottom as there must be a lot of grazing down thereActually, there are some sea grape trees growing at the waters edge at the North and South ends of the marina and depending on the tide they're at one spot or the other, but usually it's only one manatee at a time. They eat the leaves off the lower hanging branches.

Coccoloba uvifera - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coccoloba_uvifera)

ChrisBen
07-29-2012, 09:27 PM
I was afraid you'd say that!
And here I was hoping for a mermaid!:)Close. :d

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pVwDcNYl4cA/UAxC5REZF3I/AAAAAAAAIPs/FHEdQT27pBI/s1600/manatee1.jpg

Glen Longino
07-29-2012, 09:29 PM
Close. :d

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pVwDcNYl4cA/UAxC5REZF3I/AAAAAAAAIPs/FHEdQT27pBI/s1600/manatee1.jpg

Hmmm...not too bad compared to Texas girls!
Pssst....don't tell anybody I said so, okay?:D

Canoez
07-29-2012, 10:18 PM
Close. :d

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pVwDcNYl4cA/UAxC5REZF3I/AAAAAAAAIPs/FHEdQT27pBI/s1600/manatee1.jpg

Oh, the huge manatees!

pefjr
07-29-2012, 10:28 PM
Give them a hose with running fresh water and some lettuce.

ChrisBen
07-29-2012, 10:36 PM
May I feed, give water to, touch or swim with manatees? (http://myfwc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1086/%7E/may-i-feed,-give-water-to,-touch-or-swim-with-manatees%3F)

pefjr
07-29-2012, 10:52 PM
May I feed, give water to, touch or swim with manatees? (http://myfwc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1086/%7E/may-i-feed,-give-water-to,-touch-or-swim-with-manatees%3F)I guess not, we did it years ago, and they did tend to hang around like a democrat afterwards.

purri
07-29-2012, 11:14 PM
I believe there was a Papal encyclical on that very matter.

best stay off the tequila tonight lest you mistake them for mermaids:d

Glen Longino
07-29-2012, 11:29 PM
..."best stay off the tequila tonight lest you mistake them for mermaids:...

:DWouldn't be the worst night I ever had.
I keep telling you gents it ain't easy being a Texan!:D

Bobby of Tulsa
07-30-2012, 06:39 AM
..."best stay off the tequila tonight lest you mistake them for mermaids:...

:DWouldn't be the worst night I ever had.
I keep telling you gents it ain't easy being a Texan!:DI can see that Glen has spent a few nights in some of those south Texas dives.:rolleyes:

purri
07-30-2012, 11:13 PM
Those manatees have mean looking whiskers...

leikec
08-02-2012, 12:18 PM
These animals are not chickens....

Jeff C

purri
08-02-2012, 08:42 PM
Because they taste much, much better.