Skip to main content

Floridians Spot a Panther on Their Porch

Last month, some Fort Myers, Florida residents looked outside only to see a panther sitting on their porch!

Weather.com reports:

"When it's a warm, sunny day in Florida, in the shade of the front porch is a prime place to be; it appears one Florida panther would agree. Earlier in March, the panther was spotted resting on the porch of a home in Fort Myers.
"'It stayed for about 20 minutes and laid down for a bit,' Phil Hendra, who took snapped the photo of the big cat, told the FWC Fish and Wildlife Research institute. 'It looked at us inside the window then slowly walked away and we have not seen it since.'
"Hendra was at his father's house in Lee County at the time. In their 25-plus years of living there, Hendra said his parents had never seen a panther this close. "They may have seen a younger panther about two years ago, but nothing compares to this once-in-a-lifetime experience,' he said.
"According to Fox 13, the photo of the panther went viral and about a week and a half later, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) contacted Hendra to get more information about the sighting.
"The Florida panther is an endangered species. FWC asks that all Florida residents and visitors who see panthers report the sightings via their online tool.
"'Counting panthers is difficult because they are solitary, elusive and wide-ranging animals rarely abserved in the wild," FWC writes on their website. 'Reporting your observation can help FWC biologists address panther conservation needs by identifying areas used by large cats.'"

Phil Hendra's photo of the panther on the porch
(Weather.com)

A panther on the porch - kinda cool, yet kinda scary, too!


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Mountain Monsters - Coming Back in 2018?

Destination America's Mountain Monsters was a huge hit when it premiered in 2013. It's had five seasons through last year.

Season 3 started a "Bigfoot Edition" and season 4 introduced a "rogue team." Last season focused entirely on this "rogue team" and ended with really no conclusion.

Over the past 2 Saturdays, some old season 2 episodes of Mountain Monsters have been playing in the evenings. Could this be a sign that the show might be back for another season this year, or does it have no meaning at all?

If the show does come back, where can they go? Last season made absolutely no sense at all and the whole thing was pretty stupid. If it does come back, I think they should go back to just monster hunting like they did in the first two seasons. Once they went to just "Bigfoot Edition" things went downhill quick.

Some Thoughts on Alaska Monsters: Bigfoot Edition

So far, two episodes of Alaska Monsters: Bigfoot Edition have aired. Here are some of my thoughts on the show.

First off, let's start with the team, the Midnight Sons. There are a few new members on the team this season. The old leader, Little Bear, is gone, and now Crusty (the guy with the bear claw in his beard) is leader of the team. Other members are: Dudley (new guy), the team "forensic expert," Todd, the "trap engineer," Bulldog (new guy), the "survival expert," Rhett, the "greenhorn" (rookie), and of course Face, the "veteran tracker."

Compared to the AIMS Team of Mountain Monsters, Crusty is Trapper, Todd is Willy, Rhett is Buck, Bulldog would probably be Huckleberry, Dudley would probably be Jeff, and Face would be Wild Bill.

I haven't seen the first episode, "Bigfoot of the Arctic Circle: Siberian Giant," but I did watch episode two, "Bigfoot of Denali: Wind Walker" last Saturday. I actually though…

Review - Invasion on Chestnut Ridge

Small Town Monsters' 5th film, Invasion on Chestnut Ridge, comes out soon. STM director Seth Breedlove let me check out an advance copy of the film to put up a review on here. Though I've been quite busy for about the last month and a half, I finally got a chance to check out the film, and these are my thoughts on it.

Invasion is about the strange happenings along the Chestnut Ridge in Pennsylvania. Local residents who have had strange encounters are interviewed, as well as researchers Stan Gordon and Eric Altman.  Along the ridge, witnesses have reported ghost lights, UFOs, Bigfoot, werewolves, thunderbirds, and many, many other odd things.

Many well known sightings happened in the early 1970s, when reports of UFOs and Bigfoot were very frequent. The strangest thing of all this was that sometimes the two would be seen at the same time, or shortly after on another. Some witnesses even saw a white colored Bigfoot that was holding a ball of light.

On another occasion, two Bigfo…