Floridians Warned Not to Interrupt Big Manatee Orgies

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If you see a large group of manatees suddenly show up in shallow water and start rubbing up against each other, there's a good chance they're humping, and you shouldn't try to interrupt them.

Recently, such a group has appeared near Siesta Beach on Siesta Key, and wildlife officials have had to remind people not to jump in the water to play with the mating manatees.

WTSP puts it like this:
People have been observed getting in the water and trying to interact with the herds, but that can disrupt their normal mating behavior. And with manatees weighing around 1,000 pounds, people getting too close risk injury.
The group of up to 20 manatees was first spotted late last week, and officials say it could be in the area for a couple of weeks.

The sea cows usually exhibit such behavior when they're trying to get their groove on. Unfortunately, manatees do not have any door knobs to hang socks on to notify you that they need privacy. So just take the hint and let the manatees get it on in peace.

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14 comments
Patti Hoy-Sevier
Patti Hoy-Sevier

Hey Hey Hey wait a minute I was just minding my own business and they were on me. Suddenly I was surrounded. Give a girl a break these critters are Wild. lol

AlfredSpellman
AlfredSpellman

@DeFede I dont think it would violate the Endangered Species Act but may land you on a sex offender list somewhere.

Christie Ewell
Christie Ewell

This is the funniest headline of the day, right here.

Mike MIguel
Mike MIguel

U should never never interrupt any orgy!---lol

MelRodRox
MelRodRox

@SHADESmiami LMFAO that's not very nice!

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

Manatees......The Ocean's Speed-bump!

DeFede
DeFede

@AlfredSpellman True but as a sex offender won't I just end up living under a bridge putting me even closer to those sexy sea creatures?

SHADESmiami
SHADESmiami

@MelRodRox neither am I. I'm just honest.

THERJMYERS
THERJMYERS

@alxdominguez @miaminewtimes it all makes sense now

AlfredSpellman
AlfredSpellman

@DeFede damnit DeFede, just stay away from the f**king manatees! Literally. Or is it figuratively? I gotta ask Biden.

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