His Dog Wouldn’t Calm Down. When He Looked Outside He Understood Why.
Definitely A Wild Creature
Naples Daily News
Florida panthers are not a creature that you would want to mess with. They can grow to be an incredible seven feet long and weigh up to 220 pounds. Phil is considered lucky to be able to have a one-on-one encounter with this animal! Considering how close they were, it’s amazing that the panther was able to keep its cool! It just wanted to take some time to relax in the shade for a little bit in this extremely sunny state!
The Florida Has Some Crazy Weather
The state of Florida is known for more than being the home of Disney World and the city life of Miami. This state is the home to some crazy weather and some of the world’s most devastating natural disasters. The fact that the weather is sunny, and humid, it provides Florida with some pretty neat animals. Even though they’re interesting to look at, there are quite a few you don’t want to encounter up close, but they just might be hanging out on your back porch when you’re not looking.
The Wildlife Of Florida Is Diverse And Unique
Florida, also known as the Sunshine State, is the home to plenty of neat animals, including alligators and manatees. Residents of Florida have become accustomed to the “beware of alligators” signs, or the enormous banana spiders that can be found hanging out between trees. Learning to coexist with large, and at times, dangerous animals is something that Florida residents must learn to do, but it’s worth it to live in paradise! But they have to learn to not be surprised when they have unexpected visitors knocking on their door.
What A Beautiful Sight To See!
Phil’s experience with the panther isn’t something that happens every day, and it will be remembered by him for this the rest of his life. The Florida panther is actually one of the rarest mammals on Earth. Sadly, there are only around 200 left in the wild! That means every sighting is incredibly special! Only a handful of Floridians have had the pleasure of having a panther in their backyard. It’s quite obvious why these massive animals aren’t afraid to cross paths with humans.
They Should Have The Right To Roam
This endangered animal continues to show up in yards across the state, no matter how much traffic or human activity there is. “Typically, people clear enough land for their houses, but their yards are in native habitat. Panthers are in those same areas where human growth has been increasing," stated Darrell Land, a panther team leader at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Hopefully, we continue to see panthers for quite a long time!
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