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On March 22, 2009 around 1:00pm, we were walking north on east main trail in Fakahatchee Preserve State Park in southwest Florida. We had just stepped out of a slough back onto the main trail when Chris noticed something on the trail. Chris whispered to Misti, "panther"!


We both were in shock, we have been lucky enough to see 4 and 5 panthers each over the last few years. We furiously pulled our little fuji point and shoot out of Misti's pocket and snapped a few pictures.


After a few pictures I whipped my bag off and got my dslr out, switched lenses and literally went running after the panther. I follwed the panther for about a quarter mile down the trail. Eventually it got annoyed at my following it and bounded off into the preserved.




I appologize about the shakyness of the video. I was very excited and zoomed out to 300mm.

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Uploaded on March 22, 2009