Manatees Make a Huge Splash With Shocked Swimmers (VIDEO)

manatees beachOkay, I get that manatees are friendly. They don't call 'em "gentle giants" for nothing. (The term "sea cow" doesn't exactly inspire terror, either.) But still. If you were hanging out at the beach and suddenly saw a group of manatees swimming toward you, wouldn't you maybe get out of the water as fast as possible?!

Not these swimmers, apparently. Because when a group of 5 or 6 manatees joined sunbathers in the shallow waters at Fort Lauderdale Beach on Sunday, there was no Jaws-style retreat. No mad dash for land.

Maybe they somehow knew the mass of dark unidentified something coming closer and and closer was a harmless manatee convention?


Admittedly, my eyes aren't the greatest, but the first time I watched this video the approaching manatee blob looked more like some sci-fi sea mutant. (Hey -- oil spills, radiation ... it could happen!)

Happily, that wasn't the case. Just a buncha chilled out sea cows.

Seriously though, watch this and tell me:

What would you do if you saw a group of humongous sea creatures swimming in your general direction?


Image via haloprotagonist/YouTube

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