The dolphins are back in Venice, You can see clear skies and mountain ranges that have been hidden by pollution for years, it looks like the Covid-19 crisis has done some pretty amazing things for the planet as a whole. Now, a man in Florida (and he is also probably a #Floridaman) has captured footage of something that has never been seen in the wild before, two Florida Panthers getting into a fight.
The footage was captured on March 31st hunting guide Andres Pis (AKA Panther Man). It all went down while he was turkey hunting with his son near Lake Okeechobee. Adding to the excitement, and sheer Floridaness of it all, is that the fight between the two panthers gets interrupted when a wild boar goes all “Leerooyyyy Jennnkinnnnssss!” and charges the two big cats.
To give you an idea of what a big idea this is, the Florida Panther is a critically endangered species. According to the Florida Wildlife Commission, there are only approximately 120-230 adult panthers left in Florida and 10 have been found dead so far in 2020.
So a couple of days ago My son and I roosted a couple of gobblers, we thought it would be a great opportunity to possibly harvest our second doubleheader turkey together, so we were excited to return in the morning….Panther Man
At first light our gobblers were ripping and everything seemed like it was going to come together. We could hear a gang of crows approaching and they did not sound like they were following a gobbler, they sounded like they were following a predator.
So exactly one year and two days before, My daughter and I, had the exact same occurrence, (My 100 th sighting ) but this situation turned out to be quite a few notches above excitement wise…
As the gang of crows got closer I peeked out of the right side of the blind and I caught movement, and sure enough it was a young male Florida panther. As I was pulling the phone out to get some footage of him, out came quite possibly the same cat I saw with my daughter one year and two days before and hit him like a freight train !!!!
As the battle went on, A pack of rather large wild boars came running in to the screaming of these to Apex predators. One of the Boars, was really hell-bent on settling some old scores I guess, and came in hot right up to about 6 feet and probably was the reason the younger cat made it out of there alive.
This is why I love being a Man of the Sea and the Wilderness, you just can’t quite ever imagine what’s amazing thing is going to happen.
Source: Orlando Weekly