FORT MYERS (Florida), March 30. (UPI). Florida resident was surprised to meet a Florida panther while visiting his father in Fort Myers.

Florida Fish and Wildlife shared this photo by Phil Hendra. It shows a panther looking at the camera while it lies quietly on its father’s porch. Hendra stated that she stayed there for around 20 minutes, then laid down for a while. “He looked out the window at us, then slowly left. We haven’t seen him ever since.”

Hendra claimed that he only had one encounter with a young panther during the 30+ years his father lived in Lee County. However, they were still stunned to discover the animal.

My parents have been here since 1988. They may have seen a younger panther around two years ago but nothing can beat this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

False reports by the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute that the sighting occurred in the Oldsmar region of Pinellas County were also rejected by the Institute.

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