Florida Man Discovers Panther Sleeping on His Porch

Florida Man Discovers Panther Sleeping on His Porch

Florida Man Discovers Panther Sleeping on His Porch

By some counts, there are less than 200 mountain lions, or panthers as some call them, living in Florida. Despite this, it seems they are being sighted more and more. Recently, a video surfaced on Facebook where a woman in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary ran right into a cougar. Now, a man from East Fort Myers posted a picture of one of these rare cats on his porch. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s research institute uploaded the image to its social media on Tuesday.

“It’s not every day you look out the window to see a Florida panther sitting on your porch!” the FWC page wrote.

The picture was taken by Phil Hendra, who was staying at his father’s house just south of the Orange River. Hendra told officials that the cat came to the house on March 18 and laid on the porch, dozing off despite the presence of humans. This is odd behavior, especially since mountain lions generally try their best to avoid people.

 

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