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Swamp visitor gets unexpected wildlife encounter

Posted at 2:33 PM, Mar 30, 2016

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- Visitors to the Corkscrew Swamp and Preserve outside of Naples usually visit for a peaceful walk down the boardwalk.  But one recent visitor got more than she expected.

Tina Dorschel posted a video to Facebook Tuesday night that is going viral quickly.

It starts with a serene scene where the boardwalk stretches through beautiful cypress swamp.  That's when the Florida panther appears.  Tina gasps as the big cat trots up the boardwalk and quickly sprints past her.

Tina can only let out a quick curse in relief.

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