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Feds investigating who scrawled ‘TRUMP’ on manatee’s back in Florida

Federal Officials to Investigate Florida Manatee with ‘TRUMP’ Etched onto its Back. Yes, a MANATEE. Federal authorities look into abuse after Florida manatee found with ‘Trump’ scraped on its back
Kristine Garrett | 12 January, 2021, 06:22

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is investigating after federal officials discovered that someone had "scraped" the word "TRUMP" across a manatee's back in Florida, the Citrus County Chronicle reported Monday.

The defacement of the manatee with "Trump" is anything but accidental.

Hailey Warrington found the manatee swimming on Sunday in the Blue Hole headwaters in North Florida.

USA authorities are searching for the person who carved "Trump" into a manatee's back in a Florida river last weekend.

The manatee does not appear to be seriously injured, officials said. The agency is asking anyone with information on the matter to call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 1-888-404-3922.

The Tucson, Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity said it was offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the case. "It's clear that whoever harmed this defenseless, gentle giant is capable of doing grave violence and needs to be apprehended immediately".

They are federally protected in the U.S. under the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. One expert at the University of Florida told Vice News that the injury would be "virtually non-existent" if the word was simply formed by scraping algae off the animal's back.

Manatees are known for flocking to Florida's west coast around this time of year for the state's warm weather.

Manatees, nicknamed "sea cows" because they eat seagrasses and other aquatic plants, are considered "threatened" by the Fish and Wildlife Service, after previously being classified as "endangered" until 2017.

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