What's even cooler, is, that I picked a great time to go out kayaking, right around noon. Apparently, the water wasn't warm enough in the channel for the manatees to head out for the sea beds so they were hanging out by the warm discharge water. The water has to be warmer than 68 degrees for them to digest their food. Two hours later, when I came back through, they were gone except for a couple! So the best time to see manatees in Manatee Park is early in the morning rather than later in the day...I'm so glad I got to see them again! While I was out paddling the river, I didn't see any alligators, that's ok..we've seen LOTS of them other places. I didn't see very many birds either, but as I came around a bend in the river going the opposite way from where all the manatees were, I saw longhorn cattle (!) grazing in somebody's front yard. It appeared to be quite a nice house and there were six or seven startled cattle staring at me as I came around the bend. I tried to get an initial photo of them, but they were just as startled seeing me as I was seeing them so they boogeyed out of there. I hate to say it, but I think my presence caused a mini stampede. I got their rear ends as they left the yard. I didn't see any fences at all to hem them in, but there must have been some around the property on the other side of the house. When they got to the other side of the yard, they stopped and looked back as if to say, "WHEW! That was a close one!" That's something you just don't expect to see, cattle in somebody's nice green grass front yard on the river! We are going to go see the Thomas Edison complex tomorrow in Fort Myers 'cuz it's going to RAIN.....see you then!