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Manatee Tries To Borrow Florida Boy’s Surfboard

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — A family had an unforgettable experience on July 4, but it had nothing to do with the fireworks.

Leesa Blais and her family were surfing near Fort Pierce Inlet State Park when two manatees approached them.

Blais said the manatees swam around her twin sons and her husband for about ten minutes.

A GoPro camera captured one of the manatees trying to spin his son Evan’s board. As the manatee placed a fin on the surfboard, Evan calmly gave the gentle creature some space to try it out.


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