Planning an illegal manatee ride? Don't post pics on Facebook2/19/2013
If you've ever considered picking up and petting a baby manatee, don't. But if you're dumb enough to do such a thing, don't take pictures and post them on Facebook. Ryan William Waterman's new profile pic could be his mug shot after the Florida man was arrested and booked into jail for posting pictures of himself and two children touching, holding and even riding on (!!!) a manatee calf. Manatees are an endangered species, and in Florida it's a misdemeanor to "intentionally molest, harass or disturb" the gentle animals. "An interaction that may seem harmless and innocent may ultimately have serious consequences for manatees," the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a statement. [Source]
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Honest mistake or should've known better?