Manatee rescued from pond near St. Petersburg's Clam Bayou

June 11, 2014 3:58 PM

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Manatee rescued from pond near St. Petersburg's Clam Bayou

11:45 A.M. UPDATE: Rescuers have caught the manatee stranded in a small pond near Clam Bayou. They are loading it into the FWC's manatee transport vehicle and will assess its health before deciding what to do with it. It is about 8 to 9 feet long and weighs about 1,000 pounds.

ST. PETERSBURG — Florida Fish and Wildlife officers were trying to rescue a manatee stranded in a small pond northeast of Clam Bayou early Wednesday.

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