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VIDEO: FWC officer helps panther trapped on wrong side of highway fence to safety


(WFLA) – A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission officer recently helped get an endangered Florida panther to safety, and it was all caught on body camera video.

Highway workers reported the panther was trapped on the wrong side of a highway fence.

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist and a motorists helped FWC Officer Rubenstein slowly encourage the wild cat to safety.

Floridians should report sightings of injured or dead panthers by calling FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC or *FWC. 

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