Manatee, calf rescued from Oldsmar pond

A capture team rescues a manatee and her calf.

A manatee mom and her calf got a helping hand when they got stuck in a retention pond Monday.

A team from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, University of Florida and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  was able to capture the two manatees, who were entrapped in the Oldsmar retention ponds in Bicentennial Park. 

The adult female and her cm calf were examined and found to be in decent health. Afterward, they were released at a nearby boat ramp. 

(© 2017 WTSP)


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