I rode Boyette last night and saw a Jaguar on the fire road about halfway to Lochness. I've read a lot of things about them being non-existant in Florida, but I assure you it absolutely was a Jaguar. It was a little bigger than a Golden Retriever or a Labrador, probably 75 pounds, and had a reddish brown back and a white belly with very defined Leopard-like black spots. It stopped about 100 feet ahead of me in the middle of the road, I slowed down (obviously) it looked at me for a second and took off headed north. It looked like it really ran off, so I gave it a min and I continued on my path. It stopped about 50 feet off to the north of the road, and took off again when it saw me, but I got a pretty good look at it.
I've seen my fair share of wildlife out there but this was a new experience and it kind of scared the crap out of me! Has anyone seen these things around?!