Waterman decided to put the photos on his Facebook, for some reason.
In Florida, it is illegal to injure, harm, harass, capture, or attempt to capture a manatee. If he's convicted he'll be fine $500 and spent up to 60 days in jail.
Last October, a similar incident happened, involving a woman from Florida who got on the back of a manatee and rode it.
People of Florida, stop hugging Manatees!
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