Federal authorities are investigating after a manatee with the word "Trump" etched onto its back was found in Florida.
The discovery was made Sunday in the Homosassa River north of Tampa, the Citrus County Chronicle reported.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the incident, the paper reported.
Manatees are protected by the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act and are federally protected by both the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act. Harassing a manatee can carry a penalty of a $50,000 fine and/or up to one year in federal prison.
The species had been endangered but was reclassified to a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act in May, 2017.