Man makes insane sea creature discovery in his backyard

Yahoo News Staff
·2-min read

A Florida man has shared a now-viral video to Facebook of a giant sea creature munching on his back lawn.

Following Tropical Storm Eta devastating the state last week, Matt Hathaway shared a video of a large creature splashing around in his yard.

“Tide so high we have a manatee munching on the grass IN OUR YARD,” he wrote earlier this week along with the video.

A man shared a video of a manatee munching on his grass in his backyard to Facebook. Source: Facebook/Matt Hathaway
A man shared a video of a manatee munching on his grass in his backyard to Facebook. Source: Facebook/Matt Hathaway

He clarified on a different post on Facebook the manatee was in the backyard, not the front.

“You never know what you will catch on video around here,” he said.

Though the footage was captured at night, the manatee is seen submerged in water near the residential home.

Tropical Storm Eta brought torrential rains which flooded roads and motorways, KIRO7 reported.

Mr Hathaway tagged the video at Flagler Beach in Florida, which is roughly 115km south of Jacksonville.

According to Visit Florida, manatees can be seen throughout the state from April to October, but as the cooler months roll around they migrate to freshwater where the temperatures remain consistent.

The Marine Mammal Commission says manatees are herbivores, and choose to feast solely on seagrass, algae and other vegetation in freshwater and estuarine systems.

The manatees seen throughout Florida are subspecies of the West Indian manatee and they can live to be up to 60-years-old and grow to be over three-metres-long.

While manatees are generally peaceful marine animals, another more terrifying creature was spotted in Florida in the midst of Hurricane Eta.

A video taken in Naples, Florida shows a giant alligator walking around a golf course.

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