FWC rescues manatee stuck in St. Pete bayou

(WFLA) A manatee that had somehow made it into a walled-off pond near St. Petersburg, Florida's Crab Bayou was rescued on Wednesday, heaved out of the water and driven a few miles away to be released.

The manatee had been in the pond for at least a week and a half, and crews from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission had hoped he would climb out the way he may have gotten in.

"We actually think he came over the little wall during a high tide, and was able to just climb up and over," said Andy Garrett of Florida FWC.

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