Some monster scraped Trump’s name into this poor manatee’s back

Some monster scraped Trump’s name into this poor manatee’s back


Image: Citrus County Chronicle

Last week was a cacophony of horrible Trump-related news, but this is the one that hit home hardest for me: a manatee with his name scraped into its back was found in the headwaters of Florida’s Homosassa river (via Citrus County Chronicle). At the moment it’s unclear whether the animal was actually injured, or if the name was just scraped into the algae on its back, but it’s a crime either way.

While US Fish and Wildlife officials told the Chroniclethat they “[could not] comment on a current, ongoing investigation”, they’re asking anyone who may have information about who did this to reach out to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The Center for Biological Diversityis also offering a $5,000 reward for information…

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