Video shows manatee hugging snorkeler's leg

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:29:59 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 03 2013 08:08:32 AM EST

An underwater friendship was caught on camera off the Gulf coast.


An underwater friendship was caught on camera Monday off the Gulf coast of Florida.

In the video, you see a manatee hugging a snorkeler's leg. At one point, the 8-foot mammal is caught caressing the swimmer's flipper.

After a brief bonding moment, the manatee swam away.

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