I always pictured the manatee as this friendly, water-based herbivore. Afterall, their nickname is the sea cow. Just like cows in a pasture, they’re big enough that they don’t have a lot of predators. Confident with their place in the world, I imagine them peacefully feeding, blissfully unaware of any human presence.

That is, until I saw the following video. Maybe the paddler got too close, disturbing the manatee? We all have our need for personal space. I would’ve never predicted this reaction though. I think you’ll be surprised too. Take a look and tell us what you think.