A man found a panther sitting on his father's front porch.
Phil Hendra was left stunned when he arrived at his dad's house in Fort Myers, Florida to find the creature chilling by the front door, before lying down for a series of photographs.
Phil, who had another run-in with a young panther nearly 30 years ago, told the Research Institute: "It stayed for about 20 minutes and laid down for a bit. It looked at us inside the window then slowly walked away and we have not seen it since. My parents have lived here since 1988 and they may have seen a younger panther about two years ago, but nothing compares to this once in a lifetime experience."