Gentle giant: Manatee spotted feet from swimmers in NW Florida

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OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla (WKRG) — The beaches of the Florida panhandle are already breathtaking. But video capturing the beautiful aqua waters caught something else too. Just feet from swimmers, a gentle giant is spotted lumbering in the crystal clear water. A manatee is seen soaking up the scenery, just like the tourists.

The aerial images were posted to Facebook by Birds Iview Productions who wrote, “One of the most docile mammals on earth graced beachgoers today on Florida’s Emerald Coast. This Manatee Was heading from South Walton to Destin in about 5′ of water. #LoveFl

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