Manatees have been dying by the hundreds in Florida recently as they are running out of their main food source, sea grass.
County Commissioner Curt Smith floated an unconventional solution during last week’s commission meeting, killing manatees, like an overpopulation of deer.
“You know and I know that would be very difficult with manatees. Because everybody loves manatees. If you killed a manatee, my God, the world would come to an end,” Smith said.
Thursday, the commissioner was asked if he thinks this is really an option to the problem.