While Sitting On Her Paddleboard, She Felt Something Move Beneath Her. Who Pops Up To Say Hi? WATCH!Ashley Maisano
Celine Chasteen was out on her paddleboard with her friend in Jupiter, Florida, when she had a once-in-a-lifetime experience. They were going along the coast when she saw a dark shadow in the water. She just assumed that it was a pile of rocks, but then it started moving. Before she knew it, a big manatee emerged from the water and put his flippers up on her paddleboard. Their encounter lasted for less than a minute, but it was definitely an amazing one! Chasteen said the manatee was very nice and cute. I would have to agree with the latter! Watch for yourself in the video below:
**Although manatees look cute and fun to play with, they are protected wildlife. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reminds residents that if a manatee avoids you, do not chase it for a closer view. If one comes up to you, you can look, but don’t touch!