Manatee grazes on Florida lawn during Tropical Storm Eta

FLAGLER BEACH, Fla. — Torrential rains from Tropical Storm Eta brought a surprise to one Florida man — a manatee grazing in his front yard.

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Matt Hathaway shared video of the sea cow gnawing on the lawn after the combination of high tide, storm surge and heavy rain flooded roads and waterways.

“Tide so high we have a manatee munching on grass in our yard,” Hathaway wrote on Facebook.

Tide is so high we have a manatee munching on the grass IN OUR YARD.😳 #Eta

Posted by Matt Hathaway on Monday, November 9, 2020

Storms tend to force water wildlife into odd environments.

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