A spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said that a manatee was found in Florida with Trump’s name scratched on its back. Fortunately, the animal was not injured too seriously.
Federal authorities are investigating after a manatee was found in Florida with the word “Trump” scratched on its back. It was engraved on algae on top of the animal’s skin.
Underwater video shared with Fox 35 News in Orlando by boat captain Haley Warrington showed the markings on the manatee as it moved across the Homosassa River. She added that while it didn’t look like it was injured, “it did appear that the animal was very upset.”
Manatees, which are protected under the Endangered Species Act, are slow herbivores with no natural predators. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, humans regularly pose a danger to them, especially in collisions with boats.