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Rare Florida Panther Caught On Video

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A rare Florida panther has been caught on camera in the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

Park volunteer Dick Brewer captured a panther strolling down the sanctuary's 2-mile boardwalk with his videocamera on early in the morning on May 12.

The video shows the panther loping down the wooden boardwalk across a grassy prairie before disappearing into the sanctuary's cypress forest.

About a half-mile from where Brewer spotted the panther, the cat leapt back onto the boardwalk about 15 feet from naturalist Debbie Lotter. She says the cat was about 7 feet long and about 100 pounds.

Only about 100 Florida panthers survive.


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