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Man finds Florida panther sitting on porch in east Fort Myers

A Florida panther sits on a porch at the Hendra home in east Fort Myers
A Florida panther sits on a porch at the Hendra home in east Fort Myers Courtesy of Phil Hendra

An east Fort Myers household was surprised on March 18 when a Florida panther was caught lounging on the front porch.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission posted a photo on Facebook of the endangered cat taken by Phil Hendra at his father’s home.

The Naples Daily News reported the family was “shocked and amazed” when Hendra’s son, Phillip Jr., pointed out a “funny dog” outside.

 

It's not every day you look out the window to see a Florida panther sitting on your porch! Phil Hendra was at his father...

Posted by FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute on Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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