Posted by: stiltsville | January 6, 2010

Floridians love their Panthers

According to the New York Times:

Some biologists worry that at least part of the infatuation is predicated on the Florida panther’s impeccable record. In contrast with mountain lions in California and other Western states, which have been known to ambush, kill and partly consume the occasional jogger or hiker, there are no recorded cases of a Florida panther’s attacking a human being.

Last year, 24 Panthers were killed, most being run over by cars. What happens when the first person is killed by a Panther?

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