the full title should be "Sammy and Shimmers celebrate Manatee Awareness Month"(darn DA and their maximum character limit!^^)
I became aware of Manatee Awareness Month from a calander from:www.defenders.org
: (a wildlife conservation organization) that I got from a local thrift shop for 4 bits(50 cents). Each month on the calendar contained pics of baby wild animals,last month it was baby wolf cubs,and this month it had a Manatee and her calf underwater,and November 1st it said that it was "Manatee Awareness month" researching further I found that this was in fact a declared month decreed by the Florida Governor Rick Scott.
These floating "sea cows" are known to be gentle and playful and will like to tussle with divers. looks like Sammy and Shimmers are snorkeling in the warm Florida waters to be aware of the manatees and playfully pet them.Sammy gives the little calf a nice tummy rub,while its mother goes after Shimmers who doesn't know how ticklish his bear feet are as she pulls off his swim fins and gives his exposed foot a good tickling with her flippers
Shimmers blows lots of bubbles as he giggles underwater from the playful tickling.
hope you all like it,comments are welcome,happy Manatee Awareness month to all!
update- after further research I found that Manatees are a protected species,and the act of touching,riding,harassing,coming between a mother manatee and her calf,and generally interacting physically with said creatures is a crime. I apologize if I mislead viewers in thinking that manatees are gentle creatures that like to be played with,and do not condone the harm of any of Gods creatures,no matter what the intention. this is only a work of fiction I made to celebrate Manatee Awareness month,and no harm came to the manatees in this pic,though I think Shimmers is still getting the tickling of a life time by the mother manatee^^. good day^^
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