Friday morning, a large male manatee was discovered in the pool belonging to local Palm City, Florida residents, Mike and Mary West. When asked how the manatee managed to get into the pool which was surrounded by a screened enclosure, Mr. West stated, "I have no idea. There's a stream behind our home, but I can't imagine a manatee this size being able to crawl across the yard, not disturb our combat croquet court, open the screen door, and roll into the pool. It's just inconceivable."
West immediately called the Florida wildlife authorities to remove the manatee. However, due to the size of this animal, the FWA was forced to call the highway dept to provide a crane to remove the large animal. "Fortunately there was no damage, other than the amount of water I'll have to replace in my pool. It could've been worse.", said West.