Florida -- Hundreds of Panther sightings were reported to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission this year, but very few were actually Panthers.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, only about 5 percent of Panther sightings end up being panthers. Some peopled report dogs, cats and even a monkey as potential Panthers.
This increase in mistaken Panther sightings may be due to the website the FWC launched a year ago that allows Florida citizens to share when and where they have seen a panther. However, a chart on the website shows that 88 percent of Panther sightings have no evidence, and that Bobcats are frequently mistaken for Panthers.
To report a Panther sighting in your area, visit The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission's website.