Well, at least one is back….Manatee, that is! We have all been anxious to see if the Manatees will return to the Silver and Ocklawaha Rivers this year. Yesterday, April 27, I spotted this Manatee while on a fishing trip on the Ocklawaha River. It was approximately the middle of March when we first sighted them on these Rivers last year, so we had thought the window for their return this year was past. This gentle giant swam by us while we were anchored up fishing. The picture I got was not the best, but a white stripe down his back was very distinctive.

When we spotted the Manatees last year we only saw one, and several days later spotted nine at one time. We are hoping his buddies are bringing up the rear.

Should anyone have other sightings or photos of the Manatees, drop us a note and we will get your information up to share with others.

Until next time….See you on the Rivers!