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.