A 21-year-old Fort Pierce man is facing charges of harassing a manatee calf during a visit last month to Taylor Creek.
Authorities arrested Ryan William Waterman after he allegedly posted online photos of himself and two young children petting a manatee calf. One image on Waterman’s Facebook page shows him lifting the calf partially out of the water and another shows a child sitting on top of the manatee, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
The Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act makes it illegal to injure, harm, harass, capture or attempt to capture a manatee...
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