An American Crocodile and Manatee Have Become Friends in Florida

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Published: February 06, 2019
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Image via Facebook/Florida Keys Free Press

The Florida Keys Free Press shared a photo that displays that the animal kingdom is truly filled with unusual animal friendships.

The photo shows a 10-foot-long American crocodile swimming peacefully alongside a manatee in a Lake Surprise canal in Key Largo, Florida.

According to the Facebook post from Florida Keys Free Press, the photographer Ron Lace says the unusual pair were hanging out in the canal together for around 45 minutes.

This is not the first time an unusual animal friendship has been documented in Florida. The outlet explains that back in 2016, an alligator was photographed hitching a ride on top of a manatee in Blue Spring State Park. And in 2015, the oddest of pairs was documented: a racoon riding atop an alligator in Ocala National Forrest—truly a sight that could only be witnessed in Florida.

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