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Published: Feb 06, 2014 9:39 AM EST
Updated: Feb 06, 2014 10:24 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission(FWC) workers transported a dead manatee from Centennial Park, according to our partners at the News-Press.

The carcass reportedly washed up behind someone's nearby home yesterday, and FWC workers towed it to shore. The animal was tied next to a dock last night.

Officials don't know how it died, but they will transport it to St. Petersburg for a necropsy.