Manatee rescue

I went to visit “Dennis” (the 800-pound stranded manatee) yesterday, too. He was chomping on some algae underneath one of the piers, so I got a good view of him from above, but there were too many people there. I didn’t stay long. 

This morning I had family matters to attend to, so I missed the excitement of Dennis’ rescue. Ah yes, he was rescued this morning but apparently did not go all that willingly. You can read more about it here:

Well, okay, I admit that I wouldn’t have gone to the harbor today even if I had had the time to do so. I wouldn’t have wanted to have been in the way of the rescue team, and what if something had gone wrong? Eeeeek!!!

My tender heart couldn’t have taken it. As it was, watching the news footage of Dennis being captured and carted off was enough to make tears spring to my eyes. I am such a wuss!

Anyway, I am happy to say that this Caution Manatee sign will probably be taken down now. Dennis is well on his way to Florida.

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  1. At Blue Springs in Florida, the park rangers who look out for the manatees have named them. Sadly, each manatee is identifieable by its pattern of scars from boat propellers. There are bulletin boards that list the names, with a drawn scar pattern under each name.

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