ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 7 (UPI) -- A Florida woman captured video of a pair of unusual backyard visitors brought on by high tide waters -- hungry manatees.
Nancy Smith said in an Instagram post the two manatees first visited her St. Petersburg back yard Sunday after rain waters caused the tide to extend about a foot over the seawall, allowing the aquatic mammals to swim right up to her freshly mowed grass for a snack.
Smith, who lives in the Riviera Bay area, said the manatees were "munching" for about 30 minutes.
One of the visitors returned the following day for another snack of grass.
"It happened again!!! Rain made the water rise over the seawall even more than yesterday, and a manatee just climbed up to munch on our grass! Another awesome experience... wish you could be here to see it, too!" Smith wrote on Instagram.