Alligator seems to go for a little ride on a manatee

Alligators and manatees: a match made in animal friendship heaven?

A Facebook photo featuring an alligator seemingly swimming atop a manatee has gone viral. The photo was recently submitted to Florida's Fish and Wildlife's photo contest.

"I would guess that these manatees were hanging out near warm water or heading to warm water and the alligator was looking for a sunny spot to hang out along the shoreline and they simply crossed paths," Ron Menzich, a spokesperson for the Commission, said in a statement.

The Commission further said that alligators are no threat to manatees larger than a calf.

Well, this encounter sounds like it was an accident, but one can always dream.

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