Dan Scovern lives near a wildlife preserve along the St. Lucie River, in Port St. Lucie. There, he’s no stranger to seeing manatees moseying through canals en route to their next meal.
But nothing could have prepared him for this.
The other day, Scovern was walking near the waterline when he spotted a manatee who’d decided to venture ashore for a snack — wiggling her pudgy body out of the water to feast on a salad of tasty sweet grass.
“I never seen them come out of the water like that. That’s why I decided to film it,” Scovern told The Dodo. “It was a great experience. I was mesmerized.”