Woman films close encounter with Florida panther during nature walk

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
A Florida panther was captured on video after a woman encountered it during a nature walk.
A Florida panther was captured on video after a woman encountered it during a nature walk.
Tina Dorschel

NAPLES, Fla. (KABC) -- A Florida woman experienced a rare and terrifying sight while she went for a nature walk Monday morning.

Tina Dorschel, of Naples, Florida, was walking through Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary when she saw a panther running right next to her.

Officials at the sanctuary said panthers are typically shy creatures and Dorschel's encounter was a lucky and rare experience.