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    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.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisBen View Post
    mating herds
    best stay off the tequila tonight lest you mistake them for mermaids
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    That would take a LOT of tequila!

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    There's only one mermaid, the rest are mermen.
    "Bundinn er bįtlaus mašur" Bound is boatless man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Concordia...41 View Post
    That would take a LOT of tequila!
    There ain't that much Tequila!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Longino View Post
    There ain't that much Tequila!
    Not with you an Bobby hoverin over that pipeline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisBen View Post
    Not with you an Bobby hoverin over that pipeline.
    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Longino View Post
    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.
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    if they're spending time under your boat... you'd better clean the bottom as there must be a lot of grazing down there
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisBen View Post
    Kinda looks like a walrus without the tusks.
    I was afraid you'd say that!
    And here I was hoping for a mermaid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip Allen View Post
    if they're spending time under your boat... you'd better clean the bottom as there must be a lot of grazing down there
    Actually, 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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Longino View Post
    I was afraid you'd say that!
    And here I was hoping for a mermaid!
    Close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisBen View Post
    Close.

    Hmmm...not too bad compared to Texas girls!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisBen View Post
    Close.

    Oh, the huge manatees!
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    Give them a hose with running fresh water and some lettuce.




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    "Bundinn er bįtlaus mašur" Bound is boatless man.

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    I guess not, we did it years ago, and they did tend to hang around like a democrat afterwards.




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    I believe there was a Papal encyclical on that very matter.
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    best stay off the tequila tonight lest you mistake them for mermaids
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    ..."best stay off the tequila tonight lest you mistake them for mermaids:...

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Longino View Post
    ..."best stay off the tequila tonight lest you mistake them for mermaids:...

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

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    Those manatees have mean looking whiskers...
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    These animals are not chickens....

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    Because they taste much, much better.
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