Watch: Manatees snack on grass in Florida backyard

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – A St. Petersburg woman has shared incredible videos of manatees feeding on grass in her backyard.

Nancy Smith said two manatees visited her home Sunday, “Munching for about a half hour.”

“OMG one of the coolest thing I’ve ever seen happen … right in our own backyard!” Smith posted on Instagram. “Because of the rain, the tide was up over the seawall about a foot. The water was moving around, and I thought maybe I’d get lucky and see a manatee. I couldn’t believe it! I saw TWO!! Then one pulled itself up over the seawall and started snacking away on our freshly mowed grass! I am so happy I recorded it.”

Smith, who said she lives in Riviera Bay, shared another video Monday. She said one manatee snacked for about 20 minutes during this sighting.

“It happened again!!! Rain made the water rise over the seawall even more than yesterday, and a manatee just climbed up to munch on our grass! Another awesome experience … wish you could be here to see it, too!” she said on Instagram.

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