Floridians rescue Manatees stranded on shores drained by Irma

Floridians rescue Manatees stranded on shores drained by Irma

They then tried to call local authorities and animal services to help but received no answer.

Of all the destructive impacts of a hurricane, with its life-threatening storm surges and massive flooding, the sudden lack of aquatic habitat is not a typical concern.

Residents managed to roll the manatees onto a green tarp and slide them "100 yards" to where the bay had receded, according to Clavijo's post.

Several good Samaritans, including two Manatee County Sheriff's deputies, ignored the urgent warning to rescue a pair of beached sea cows in the emptied Sarasota Bay. Between law enforcement officials and a group of citizens, the manatees - stranded, of course, in Manatee County - were rescued and carried back into deeper water, Fox 13 reported. So they turned to social media.

"Normally, if we have to move a manatee, we would use a sling similar to the way you've probably seen dolphins moved", Cover says.

A line of evacuees wait for food at the Braden River High School emergency shelter
A line of evacuees wait for food at the Braden River High School emergency shelter

Several people posted photos of the animals that were stuck on the shore Sunday during an usually low tide created just before the hurricane made its way up the Florida coast and slammed into the Sarasota region.

"[We] said "1-2-3" and pulled them back to the channel".

In a Facebook post, Michale Sechler said he went to the bay with some friends to check out the phenomenon when they noticed two large objects lying in the mud.

"It shows what people can do when they come together".

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