Tourist's canoe pushed through water by curious manatee

Ben Hooper

Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A man taking a canoe out on a manatee-spotting trip in Florida received a closer-than-expected encounter when one of the animals gave him a push.

The video, filmed Feb. 3, shows a man looking on in awe as a manatee pushes his transparent canoe -- a rental from SeeThroughCanoe -- around in the water.


The man and the friend who captured the footage said the animal pushed the canoe around for a few minutes.

"Manatees are friendly and sometimes they can be pushy," SeeThroughCanoe quipped.

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