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Florida’s fish and wildlife agency shared video of a panther and bobcat struggling to walk, their hind legs virtually useless. Authorities have confirmed two cases of neurological damage to these big cats, and trail cameras show at least nine others with similar symptoms.
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  1. Please save them
    It could be from some type of invasive entity

  2. Breaks my heart. These cats are already critically endangered. They don't need this threat on top of it all…

  3. Nice! The less of these predators th ebetter. I hop they all go exrtince by tom orrow morning at 8 AM. thanks yous!!!!

  4. I wonder if cyanobacteria or issues with our water is the reason for this. I know some dogs have died in the water. Blue algae, red tide?

  5. They could be contracting hepatitis from the feral monkeys that are in the Everglades. They most likely are getting hepatitis c from monkeys

  6. Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy prion of some sort. Similar to chronic wasting disease in cervids.

  7. That's mercury poisoning from consuming Burmese pythons, which are hyperaccumulators of mercury.

  8. Humans !!! and I bet my life on it!

  9. did anyone consider the blue-green algae as being the issue?

  10. Humans in some way to blame. Shameful.

  11. We need to save these beautiful animals.

  12. Those cats are beautiful. I hope the cause is found quickly.

  13. Whatever it is I’m sure it’s somehow Trumps fault 🙄

  14. My guess is lead poisoning.

  15. Why can’t they test the cats feces if they think it’s toxins? It looks neurological to me.

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