PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA – When the Pinellas County, Florida Sheriff’s Department got wind of a picture showing a woman riding a manatee at the beach, they didn’t mess around. Apparently it’s illegal to “annoy, molest, harass, or disturb or attempt to molest, harass, or disturb manatees’ in the Sunshine State.
So a bit of a manhunt was briefly underway.
Rest assured, the lady did turn herself in. She could face a fine and charges for being naughty with the endangered sea cow. Maybe next time she’ll know better, and ride a cowboy.