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Old 08-28-2007, 09:56 AM
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jxg - 8/28/2007 9:36 AM

according to the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute:

Do manatees need fresh water to survive?

It is unknown whether fresh water is essential for manatees’ survival, but they do like it. Manatees can be found in rivers and springs as well as congregating at fresh water drainage pipes. Some people attract manatees to their docks by letting them drink water from ordinary garden hoses. This is illegal and endangers the mammals because it brings them to areas of high boat traffic.
I've got news for you. Manatees already LIVE in areas of high boat traffic! For the record, I know it is against the law for my "neighbor" to water the manetees. How about just enjoying the pictures. I know we all enjoyed having them visit our little lagoon.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:58 AM
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iamsaws441 - 8/28/2007 10:37 AM
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At first I thought you stole my dog!

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Your dog is great what is it?
Her name is Kobe' and she is a Blue Shar Pei. Absolutely the best dog I've ever owned.

As a puppy:

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Old 08-28-2007, 04:38 PM
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signmansez - 8/28/2007 9:56 AM

jxg - 8/28/2007 9:36 AM

according to the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute:

Do manatees need fresh water to survive?

It is unknown whether fresh water is essential for manatees’ survival, but they do like it. Manatees can be found in rivers and springs as well as congregating at fresh water drainage pipes. Some people attract manatees to their docks by letting them drink water from ordinary garden hoses. This is illegal and endangers the mammals because it brings them to areas of high boat traffic.
I've got news for you. Manatees already LIVE in areas of high boat traffic! For the record, I know it is against the law for my "neighbor" to water the manetees. How about just enjoying the pictures. I know we all enjoyed having them visit our little lagoon.


oh no! although we live in a time of crashing real estate, terrorism, illegal immigration, and other minor things.... i have placed a call and the manatee police are on the way!!! how could you!
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:56 PM
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Couple drinks I,d do it

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BTY ,Cute critters, You just got love,em
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Old 08-28-2007, 08:07 PM
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JollyMonNJ - 8/28/2007 4:36 AM

Why is it illegal to give them fresh water from a hose? Not being funny but we don't have manatees up here and I don't understand what harm it might do.
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Giving them fresh water from a hose is considered "feeding them" and it is illegal to "feed" any wild animal that is protected under either the Marine Mammal Protection Act or the Endagered Species Act.
Thanks for the info.
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Old 08-28-2007, 08:17 PM
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"Feeding" any wild animal causes it to be lose its natural fear of humans. Once it loses that, consider it dead.
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Old 08-28-2007, 08:48 PM
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They like Gin too.
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:54 AM
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You can see the manatees around the boats in Miami.....i've seen them drinking from a thru-hull fitting...and from bottled water too........
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Old 08-29-2007, 11:43 AM
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rocksandblues - 8/28/2007 4:38 PM

signmansez - 8/28/2007 9:56 AM

jxg - 8/28/2007 9:36 AM

according to the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute:

Do manatees need fresh water to survive?

It is unknown whether fresh water is essential for manatees’ survival, but they do like it. Manatees can be found in rivers and springs as well as congregating at fresh water drainage pipes. Some people attract manatees to their docks by letting them drink water from ordinary garden hoses. This is illegal and endangers the mammals because it brings them to areas of high boat traffic.
I've got news for you. Manatees already LIVE in areas of high boat traffic! For the record, I know it is against the law for my "neighbor" to water the manetees. How about just enjoying the pictures. I know we all enjoyed having them visit our little lagoon.


oh no! although we live in a time of crashing real estate, terrorism, illegal immigration, and other minor things.... i have placed a call and the manatee police are on the way!!! how could you!
thanks alot, for your kind responses. I was enjoying the pictures, and used to take my kids down to the power station when i lived in WPB all the time to watch them hang out.

I was just posting that to answer the question posed by:

JollyMonNJ - 8/28/2007 4:36 AM

Why is it illegal to give them fresh water from a hose? Not being funny but we don't have manatees up here and I don't understand what harm it might do.
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you guys really need to lighten up...
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Old 08-29-2007, 11:57 AM
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they taste great also, I like them slow roasted over an open pit with bbq sause
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Old 08-29-2007, 01:05 PM
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Just1more - 8/28/2007 8:28 AM

At first I thought you stole my dog!
Nice looking Shar Pei.

I really miss mine (though the male was kind of an a-hole. The female was a sweetheart, though; had to put her down just before Christmas.)

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