He's not sure how to say this, but around these parts, he's kind of a big deal.
Celine Chasteen was out paddleboarding with a friend in Jupiter, Florida, this week when she had a rather surprise encounter with a local celebrity of sorts - a manatee, who seemed more than eager to make her acquaintance. Evidently, he'd seen her passing by and decided to drop by to, you know, say hello.
"We were going along the coast and I saw what I thought were rocks, but then they started moving," Chasteen told The Dodo. "The next thing I know, there's a manatee putting his flippers on my board."