Minding my own business and taking a friend on her first kayaking adventure...until a massive manatee came up under me just seconds after this picture was taken, soaked me with a huge splash, and almost tipped me over. Yes, I thought I was dead meat and an alligator would have me for dinner. Thankfully, it was the gentle giant sea cow instead! And yes, my friend laughed the enire time. I was not laughing.