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Manatee hangs out with Coast Guard

A manatee hung out with the Coast Guard at Oregon Inlet on Saturday morning before heading off to wherever he was going.

The Coast Guard station posted a photo of the wanderer on its Facebook page this morning.

Earlier this month, a manatee approached a charter fishing boat in Currituck Sound this week, giving a snort to some kids on board.

Manatees sightings are relatively unusual in North Carolina, but they have been spotted as far north as coastal Virginia during summer migration season, according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

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