Cant tell as wet, but shape of head looks like bob cat, but coloring is def panther. So size is key which you c ant tell from pic.
Id say panther as every bobcat i have seen was more grey and striped. That one is golden like a panther.
It has the spots of a bobcat and they called it a bob cat so....y'alls guess is as good as mine.
The original link says that it's a bob cat, and it certainly looks like one. Florida panthers aren't black, but they're much bigger than this swimming cat.
Ya, I'm pretty sure they (or AT LEAST some of them) are a tawny, blondish color. Picture looks more like a bobcat, though.
So I have a large cat (panther or bob) swimming by me and an alligator in the Goodland Bay swimming. Guess who's not putting their paddleboard in the water?!
Time to launch the kayak instead😂😂
What an exciting encounter - certainly looks like a Bobcat to me.
OK2SWFL2CHI - I'd be astounded if either a Bobcat or alligator would trouble you on a paddleboard.
PFootlocke - Florida Panthers (if such a beast exists - there is some conjecture as to whether or not the populations found in Florida are sufficiently genetically district from the Cougar to be considered a separate species) not black, but tawny brown with a creamy white underbelly. Indeed, there is no compelling evidence that a single wild “black panther” has ever existed in United States.