ORANGE CITY, Fla. — It may have been just great timing, or something else, but a woman in Florida says she got a once-in-a-lifetime shot of a gator hitchhiking on a manatee.
Dana Menk posted the amazing photo to the
as part of a photo contest.
A Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman said that the gator was just swimming over the manatee, instead of actually riding it in the Blue Spring State Park, when Menk snapped the photo,
The spokeswoman said that both species live in similar habitats and it isn't unusual to see them in the same area, but reminded that gators are not a threat to manatees.
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