A Naples, Florida family is in mourning following the death of their beloved pet pony, and they say a panther attack is to blame.
A panther attacked and killed the pony, named Maximus, last Friday morning.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, this is the 25th time a panther attacked a domestic animal in Collier County this year.
The owner, Courtney Stehling, said she bought the charismatic pony about two months ago.
“As soon as I seen him, I knew it was a panther,” said Stehling. “The biologist got down there, and he said that he could see where the panther got him in the neck and suffocated him,” she continued.
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