Panther photographed on Lee County porch

Posted at 8:03 AM, Mar 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-30 09:12:13-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- What would you do if you saw this big cat on your front porch!

This panther was caught  on camera relaxing on the porch outside a home in  East Fort Myers, just south of the Orange River earlier this month.

The family who snapped this picture says the cat stayed for about 20 minutes and laid down for a bit before it looked at the family inside the window then slowly walked away.

The family says they have not seen the panther since.  They've lived there since the 1980's and have only seen a panther about two years ago, but they say nothing compares to this once in a lifetime experience.