Florida panthers

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Cheryl, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    I'm visiting my aunt in Florida...she's 99% sure she had a panther in her yard recently and now one of her cats is missing!!! Hers are indoor cats and this one only goes out when aunty goes out, but hates company and probably snuck out sometime yesterday...
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    She may have seen a Florida panther, but they tend to shy away from human enviroments. If her cat is truly gone, I'd be thinking gator before panther. JMO.
  3. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    The pet cat finally showed up, much to my relief, it is no fun visiting a "stressed out" person. As for the other cat, it is a panther, male, the county agent called last night to talk about it.
  4. Hotwings

    Hotwings Songster

    Jan 27, 2007
    southwestern Michigan
    I am glad your aunts cat is fine and if she has a panther nearby this is amazing cause I hear the Florida panther is extremely endangered.
  5. Cheryl

    Cheryl Songster

    But don't worry, she won't be feeding it anything, especially chickens out of a grocery cart!!! Sorry, had to write all that! [​IMG]
  6. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
  7. bamadominaker

    bamadominaker Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    Honoraville, Alabama
    Quote:[​IMG] Hope auntie isn't a member of the BYC or the panther will just have pick of the coop(litter, cat) [​IMG] and not the shopping cart.

    What's really funny is I thought maybe you were talking about the NFL team and go the panthers and jaguars confused.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2008
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Growing up part time in South Dade county, the Everglades were my stomping grounds as a teen. I was pretty fearless as a kid and nothing's more beautiful than the glades at night. Seen plenty of different creatures, but never a panther. I did rescue a solid black "kitten" years ago, on the side of Hwy. 27. That cat grew and grew and grew [​IMG] She loved the water and had a very distinctive meow. My vet told me that she was some kind of hybrid and not full domestic. Looked very much like what you'd imagine a minature panther to look like, but the vet said a mixture with a south american wildcat was more likely.

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