The highlight of the recent family vacation (according
to one munchkin) HAD to be the trip to Bradenton, Florida
to see THE manatee, Snooty.
These gentle giants became a bit of an obsession with our middle child,
thanks to a library book checked out last year.
We watched him eat (and eat and eat) romaine lettuce,
kale, sweet potatoes, broccoli & carrots.
Snooty was born in captivity & has been raised by humans.
The other 2 manatees pictured are part of the Manatee Rehabilitation Network
rescue program. They'll be returned to the wild next winter.