While this Florida family was out for a beach day, one of the kids was trying to use a surfboard and a manatee tried to steal it away from this little boy! While surfing the waves in Fort Pierce, two manatees swam up to the 11 year old twin boys and their parents. The family is local to the area and at first thought the huge bodies sliding up were sharks. Eeek!
But one of the manatees flipped up his fin and grabbed the surfboard, and it looked like he just wanted to paddle out a little more. They swam around with the boys for about 10 minutes.
What a great experience. Thanks for sharing this cool video with the rest of us!