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Woman busted for riding a manatee in Florida, violating state law
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | October 3, 2012 | Rheana Murray

Posted on 10/03/2012 7:54:58 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Police busted a Florida woman for an unusual crime — riding a manatee like a body board.

Ana Gloria Garcia Gutierrez turned herself in Tuesday after local police released photos of her catching a ride on a manatee, an endangered species, over the weekend in Tierra Verde, Fla.

“To her credit, she called us up and let us know she was the one in the pictures,” Sgt. David DiSano of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office told the Daily News.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: florida; manatees; napl
And here we are told that boat propellers are the primary cause to injury of the manatee.
1 posted on 10/03/2012 7:55:06 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement
Oh! The HUGE MANATEE!

HA! In First!

2 posted on 10/03/2012 7:57:18 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Police busted a Florida woman for an unusual crime — riding a manatee like a body board.

Oh the hugh manatee!

3 posted on 10/03/2012 7:57:49 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m surprised the manatee put up with her. They’re supposed to be very shy.


4 posted on 10/03/2012 7:59:05 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Manatees are huge, bigger than dolphins. But, it’s ok to ride dolphins at the aquariums and make them do all sorts of foolish tricks. Why? Because the government has said it’s OK?

I doubt the manatee was harmed. In fact, I’m surprised the woman wasn’t harmed either.


5 posted on 10/03/2012 8:00:12 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ConservativeStatement

I really don’t know why she called them. From that picture, I would say there are about 800,000 suspects in South Florida.


6 posted on 10/03/2012 8:00:31 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Another Øbama voter, wonder which weighed more.


7 posted on 10/03/2012 8:02:37 AM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: backwoods-engineer
It's not just a huge manatee....


8 posted on 10/03/2012 8:02:54 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: bicyclerepair
Another Øbama voter, wonder which weighed more.

She must be following Michelle's principle diet rule: say one thing and eat another.

9 posted on 10/03/2012 8:05:29 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ConservativeStatement

did the manatee smoke a cigarette afterwards?


10 posted on 10/03/2012 8:07:32 AM PDT by RitchieAprile (my French needs no pardoning..)
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To: ConservativeStatement

11 posted on 10/03/2012 8:11:31 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Slings and Arrows

NAPL!


12 posted on 10/03/2012 8:13:52 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Reagan @ only 39/Mondale +5/Dukakis +17/McCain +3...panic is unwarranted. So is complacency.)
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To: Right Brother

Look at the joy on that woman’s face! I am happy that she had that experience.


13 posted on 10/03/2012 8:15:17 AM PDT by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
“To her credit, she called us up and let us know she was the one in the pictures,” Sgt. David DiSano of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Is this really why you chose a career in law enforcement, Sergeant?

14 posted on 10/03/2012 8:20:45 AM PDT by relictele
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To: Right Brother

Which one is the manatee?


15 posted on 10/03/2012 8:22:42 AM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: ConservativeStatement

I envy her. Having grown up in Central Fla, I always wanted to do that.


16 posted on 10/03/2012 8:24:51 AM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: ruesrose

According to the local Fox news, the Manatee were attempting to mate and the woman chased them around, climbed on their backs and held them under water while they struggled to get free.

She did this in Fort De Soto Park, which has strict rules about not terrorizing the wild-life.

If she wants to ride something in the water, she should get a floatation device. Or maybe try riding two sharks while they try to mate.


17 posted on 10/03/2012 8:29:20 AM PDT by Puntagorda
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To: GQuagmire

18 posted on 10/03/2012 8:33:40 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Woman busted for riding a manatee in Florida, violating state law

There's a state law against riding a manatee? Has this been a big problem in Florida?

19 posted on 10/03/2012 8:37:45 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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It's not limited to riding a manatee as described in this incident but there are state and federal laws that protect the species. Among the language is it is unlawful to “intentionally disturb” them which likely is how this scene was interpreted.
20 posted on 10/03/2012 8:50:35 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Mr. Silverback; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ..
It would have been a protected lifestyle if the manatee was riding her.


21 posted on 10/03/2012 8:52:12 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

A cheaper way to ‘swim WITH’ (not on) manatees is to drive up to Homasassa springs - rent a boat (twenty dollars or so), boat to up the springs and jump in. The link shows a picture of manatees - and a more expensive trip.

http://www.riverventures.com/?gclid=CIahlJ6a5bICFQs3nAod8lMAYw


22 posted on 10/03/2012 9:01:08 AM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: Slings and Arrows; grannie9; Lakeshark; null and void; Borax Queen; sweetliberty; nicmarlo; ...

Grannie9 used to do a pirate act, riding on her killer attack manatee while waving a zucchini sword at passers by.
Kept the curious and the foolhardy away from her Florida place.


23 posted on 10/03/2012 9:01:17 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: abb; ConservativeStatement

24 posted on 10/03/2012 9:05:23 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Right Brother

can’t tell one from the other...


25 posted on 10/03/2012 9:08:42 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Right Brother

26 posted on 10/03/2012 9:10:45 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Puntagorda

Oh my, I did not know the entire story. I am sure those manatees did not want a threesome!


27 posted on 10/03/2012 9:15:48 AM PDT by ruesrose (It's possible to be clueless without being blonde.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I did a manatee dive a few years ago. The guide was very clear that they will prosecute for riding them. Every single one had prop scars and one had a bullet scar.


28 posted on 10/03/2012 9:39:06 AM PDT by cyclotic ( Obama's golden halo is really just a rusted hubcap)
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To: Slings and Arrows

29 posted on 10/03/2012 1:14:21 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Maybe the manatee *came on* to her first?


30 posted on 10/03/2012 1:18:14 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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That is a question for Philosoraptor.
31 posted on 10/03/2012 1:19:20 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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