That’s no panther, that’s a monkey

A year after the state wildlife commission asked the public to report sightings of Florida panthers, 790 reports have come in. But not all were panthers.

A few overexcited, or possibly near-sighted, members of the public submitted photos that turned out to be bobcats, foxes, dogs, house cats, coyotes, and in one case, a monkey. But most of the reports that came with photos were confirmed as panthers, largely in the endangered cat’s core range southwest of Lake Okeechobee. You can report sightings at

David Fleshler

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