"Believe me, we tried to move them", Sechler wrote. "But between [the manatees] weighing over 500lbs and being stranded in nearly mud-like sand, we couldn't make it happen." .
A full-grown manatee can weigh in the neighborhood of 1,000 pounds, so moving one is no small task. "We were advised just to get out of the bay for our safety" before the storm waters came rushing back in.
Another person who spotted the mammals said he joined a community rescue effort in which several people eventually rolled the manatees onto tarps and then dragged them about 100 yards into the water.
A line of evacuees wait for food at the Braden River High School emergency shelter
Winds carried by Irma caused waters in that area to recede completely, leaving the manatee and another one beached on a muddy patch of grass surrounded by shallow puddles. "We just let nature take its course". So they turned to social media.
The viral Facebook post has more than 96,000 likes and 68,000 shares.
The Bradenton Herald said that people should not attempt to move manatees themselves because they are protected at the state and federal levels.
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