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Old 30-04-2013, 06:17   #31
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Re: I Broke the Law Today!

It's the Group W bench for you ya potato hugger.

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Old 30-04-2013, 06:39   #32
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...I noticed a 500 pound baked potato cruising slowly along the edge of the dock... but I'll never forget that 500 pound baked potato!
Mmmmmmm, baked potato. Did you serve it with sour cream?
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Old 30-04-2013, 08:03   #33
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I don't want a new law degree,
Just wanna stroke my manatee.
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Old 30-04-2013, 08:46   #34
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We used to have one of those baked potato that hung out at the marina where I kept my boat in Miami about ten years ago. Thank God I never, petted it, fed it, scratched its back with a garden rake (and, I'm sure not about to tell why there was a garden rake at this marina), or let my kids talk to it.
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Old 30-04-2013, 09:20   #35
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My wife was walking up the dock a few months ago, when she saw a couple of regulars with a garden hose hanging off into the water. She was curious and asked what they were doing.

They said they were giving a "big potato" a drink.

They were near where there is a fresh water inlet, and said the "potato" when thirsty would come up there and try to get some fresh water. Since it hadn't rained in a while, and it was unlikely to find any, they dropped the hose in, and the "potato" took a very long drink from the hose, like he had done it many times.



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Old 30-04-2013, 09:58   #36
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Fellow boaters, let me be perfectly clear, "I did not have relations with that potato!"
So you say!!!
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Old 30-04-2013, 15:33   #37
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Fellow boaters, let me be perfectly clear, "I did not have relations with that potato!"
Was this in response to my posting awhile back.......

"If you aroused that manatee, later tonight in an amorous state, he might follow your scent and climb into your berth."
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Old 30-04-2013, 15:59   #38
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So you say!!!

Yeah the law very clearly states not to molest the potatoes.
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Old 30-04-2013, 16:11   #39
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I should clarify that I support the law that limits human contact with manatees. As a biologist and ecologist, I am aware of the advantages that promote the survival of manatees by not having them respond positively to human interaction.
Still, I leaned down to stroke the 500 Lb potato!
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Old 30-04-2013, 16:23   #40
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I should clarify that I support the law that limits human contact with manatees. As a biologist and ecologist, I am aware of the advantages that promote the survival of manatees by not having them respond positively to human interaction.
Still, I leaned down to stroke the 500 Lb potato!
Not to be sarcastic or condescending here, but I hope you didn't have H7N9 when you did it. No one seems to recognize the biological reasons for avoiding potatow interactions.
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I should clarify that I support the law that limits human contact with manatees. As a biologist and ecologist, I am aware of the advantages that promote the survival of manatees by not having them respond positively to human interaction.
Still, I leaned down to stroke the 500 Lb potato!

The truth is that manatees sometimes actively seek humans out. There is no reason for them to hang out in our club marina. There is no fresh water source there. There's no grass growing there. But one day, that adolescent manatee I named came up under a little boy who was swimming in the marina -- and took him for a ride. The boy didn't get on the manatee -- the manatee came up under him. It's a thrill I'm sure he'll remember for the rest of his life.

When I went to "swim with the manatees" in the Crystal River, a manatee came right up to my friend. It happened to other people as well.

I know why they came into the marine I used to live in; there was a fresh water spring at the end of it, and they came to drink the fresh water. But I have absolutely no problem giving fresh water to that nursing mother to drink. Clearly she was very thirsty, and clearly she enjoyed playing in the water, because that's what she did. Clearly she wasn't afraid of us; she had a tiny baby and could easily have swum away. We did not attempt to touch her in any way, but I don't think it would have bothered her.

If they seek us out, I think that side of their nature should be respected as well. Certainly having positive experiences with them will make people more aware of the need to motor slowly in manatee zones. See one in the wild and it's very clear that they are neither fast nor agile.
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Not to be sarcastic or condescending here, but I hope you didn't have H7N9 when you did it. No one seems to recognize the biological reasons for avoiding potatow interactions.
I won't discard the potential for pathogen transmission, however unlikely this may be from the stroke of fingers along the back of this potato; afterall, the potato is swimming in an estuary bordered by a large human population, but the transmission of the recent Chinese bird flu, H7N9 hints of absurd paranoria or far reaching ignorance of microbiology. Far from sarcstic or condescending, just a radical jump in logic. I would honor the concern for the resistance of manatees to pathogens that may be transmitted to them from other organisms, but your mention of the H7N9 is just plucking a tabloid fear from the headlines.
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Not to be sarcastic or condescending here, but I hope you didn't have H7N9 when you did it. No one seems to recognize the biological reasons for avoiding potatow interactions.
Really? Seriously? This has GOT to be the silliest thing I've read on this entire site. That's saying a lot because I've read some seriously silly stuff here. Please tell me this was tongue in cheek! Please.!!!
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Sounds to me we got us a real life Potato-phile on our hands.
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Old 30-04-2013, 17:30   #45
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Sounds to me we got us a real life Potato-phile on our hands.

My first love is sea otters, otherwise known as carrots. Potatoes are the best the east coast has to offer.
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