March 09, 2013

Key West Manatee

This is the first manatee I've seen this year at Garrison Bight Marina located in the middle of Key West. It was very interested in the props of my Lenco trim tab trolling motors and the back of the Yamaha. Maybe just looking for something to scratch its face on as it had a little green mustache growing. 

Manatees are always looking for a free drink and many times people at the marinas will give them the end of the hose which a manatee will suck on for several minutes. I've also seen folks scratch a manatees back and belly with a deck brush. That must feel so good for them with all the funk growing on them.