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On a Scale of 1 to Dead, How Scared Would You Be in a Panther Charge?

This lady nearly has a heart attack when she sees this panther coming her way! We would, too.

What would you do if a panther started running your way on enclosed an walkway? I think we would probably all freak out. Some of you might even jump over the railing.

Take a look at what happened to a Wisconsin woman who was visiting north of Naples, Fla., at the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary when she walking down a portion of the path.

Needless to say this was a close encounter, and anyone would probably have to change their pants afterwards.

The panther itself was cornered and ran for dear life, but Tina Dorschel caught the whole thing on video.

Panthers are considered endangered and according to the National Wildlife Federation there are less than 100 left in Florida.

The sanctuary has concerted its efforts to preserve panthers among hundreds of other species throughout the Everglades.

The 13,000 acre sanctuary “works to conserve Florida’s native wildlife through science-driven stewardship, conducting research to aid protection and restoration of habitats throughout the Western Everglades, and educating visitors and school groups about the environment.”



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On a Scale of 1 to Dead, How Scared Would You Be in a Panther Charge?