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Lifestyle: Eric Ducharme, 22, has been obsessed with mermaids for as long as he can remember, taking his passion to a peculiar, public lifestyle in Florida's waterways while wearing a fake fin
Lifestyle: Eric Ducharme, 22, has been obsessed with mermaids for as long as he can remember, taking his passion to a peculiar, public lifestyle in Florida's waterways while wearing a fake fin

Passion: Ducharme ignores any bizarre glances from spectators on shore but continues his passion in the Florida springs roughly three times a week
Passion: Ducharme ignores any bizarre glances from spectators on shore but continues his unique passion in the Florida springs roughly three times a week

Sea legs: When he was aged 16 he first started swimming in a merman suit publicly at Weeki Wachee Springs Little Mermaid show as a little merprince
Sea legs: When he was aged 16 he first started swimming in a merman suit publicly at Weeki Wachee Springs Little Mermaid show as a little merprince

Suiting up: Back on dry land the 22-year-old shows how he shimmies into his wet suit on a dock surrounded by kayaks
Suiting up: Back on dry land the 22-year-old shows how he shimmies into his wet suit on a dock surrounded by kayaks


Occupation: Today Ducharme runs his own business called Mertailor that manufactures custom-made tails from silicone, urethanes, and latex rubbers like the ones he wears

Products: Ducharme shows off some of his mermaid tails waiting to be shipped out to buyers, with a few shell tops for the ladies hanging also directly behind him
Products: Ducharme shows off some of his mermaid tails waiting to be shipped out to buyers, with a few shell tops for the ladies hanging also directly behind him

Acceptance: No matter how you see it, he describes the tails as 'a fun and exciting physical activity' that his family and even boyfriend have accepted
Acceptance: No matter how you see it, he describes the tails as 'a fun and exciting physical activity' that his family and even boyfriend have accepted

Tailor: At the age of 13 he was making his own tails that were good enough to sell and donate to the Weeki Wachee Springs
Tailor: At the age of 13 he was making his own tails that were good enough to sell and donate to the Weeki Wachee Springs


Sight to see: In Ducharme's earlier days he also doubled as a model, seen here wearing a fin as a teenager at an event in Dallas, Texas 
Sight to see: In Ducharme's earlier days he also doubled as a model, seen here wearing a fin as a teenager at an event in Dallas, Texas

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