As we've seen already, animals seem to be pouring into the city streets as people retreat to their shelters amidst the COVID-19 lockdown. And while at first it was only deer, boars, horses, and sheep taking over the civilized world, now it seems like countless others have joined the cause all around the world. And this time, even dangerous predators like bears, mountain lions, and wild pumas are prowling in the streets.

We reached out to one man who witnessed a gator casually strolling in Myrtle Beach in broad daylight to get a first-hand report of the events. "When I first saw the gator, I didn’t think it was real. I thought somebody was playing a practical joke on me," Clifford Sosis told Bored Panda. "I like to take dangerous hikes in interesting places with my dog Daisy, hikes where I might be bitten by snakes and gators," the man explained and also added that recently, his expeditions have grown fewer and fewer since the birth of his son.

Clifford is a philosophy lecturer at Coastal Carolina University who runs a website featuring autobiographical interviews with philosophers.

"On the day I took the gator video, I went to Barefoot Landing because I was trying to avoid danger! Shortly after I took this video, I was watching the gator, and a security guard, the only other person in Barefoot Landing at the time, didn’t see it and almost ran into it," Sosis revealed. "When I told him to watch his step, he was shocked! He said he thought there were no longer gators in the area." The man also added that some people on the internet have reported seeing gators in the area as well. "I’ve been living in Myrtle Beach for 6 years and I’ve never seen a gator in Barefoot Landing. Definitely not in the parking lot!" Sosis concluded.

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Harold Hill In Romford, East London

Harold Hill In Romford, East London

Philippe Edmond Report

savannah burrows
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7 months ago

I would do nothing but put out little plates of carrots apples and other fruits and admire them from the window

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Fox Sleeping On A Tree Stump In The Backyard

Fox Sleeping On A Tree Stump In The Backyard

SaraReneeRyan Report

Maggie Simpson
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7 months ago

awww

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Mountain Lions Roaming The Resident Area

Mountain Lions Roaming The Resident Area

clicktosave Report

Mark
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7 months ago

Nothing un-usual seeing cougars in my neighbourhood ;)

Full Name
Community Member
7 months ago

These aren't cougars. I see no evidence of a fake tan.

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Perfumista Perfumista
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7 months ago

Patrolling to make sure you shelter in place

Pervinca
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7 months ago

which place is that? I'm really curios!

Manuel Molles
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7 months ago

Boulder, Colorado

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Cream Pie
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7 months ago

I would never ever again leave house if this would be my town.

Eve Hershkowitz
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7 months ago

Wish they identified where each photo was taken!!

Haevyn
Community Member
7 months ago

Mountain lions and a baby bobcat! Interesting "pack" to be walkin together

Eulalie Grace
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7 months ago (edited)

Those are two adults - probably a mother and her older female kit - and coming up on the right is her young cougar. You can see his/her spots, and he/she has a tail, so not a bobcat Probably one of maybe three or four kits. And very awesome.

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Wes Nishi
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7 months ago (edited)

Great way to get people to stay INDOORS. CDC and WHO need to consider this!

Christine Ladyman
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7 months ago

That's the way to keep people at home. ❤

Lorran Garrison
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7 months ago

From Reddit: Boulder, Colorado (USA)

Gamer Kakatron Da potato Salad Elf
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7 months ago

Rest in peace all the cats that ever dare to go outside...

chi-wei shen
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7 months ago

If they come into a city now they have to be lurking nearby on normal days, which is quite scary.

Eulalie Grace
Community Member
7 months ago

And up till now no one has seen much of them. Lived in Tucson AZ and was aware of four that shared a territory. We knew they were always around, but they never bothered anyone. I saw one very up close one night, and HE ran away from ME. Got his footprints as proof 😻 These cats will go back to being the "ghost cats" of legend when people come back out.

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TheExtremeSmell
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7 months ago

Go give them ear scratches!

Leyna Dale
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7 months ago

I'd pay to see u do that...lol

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Miss Cris
Community Member
7 months ago

Where is it?

Schern Hanley
Community Member
7 months ago

the stay at home patrol

Fran Stateler
Community Member
7 months ago

So great that they get to satisfy their curiousity. They are cats after all.

Eulalie Grace
Community Member
7 months ago

Just beautiful

Naomi Cline
Community Member
7 months ago

😮

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
7 months ago

The beauty of nature shows when we're quaranteened.

María Sabelli
Community Member
7 months ago

And their cub!

Ayasophya Alturas
Community Member
7 months ago

there's a cute little cub, too!

Leyna Dale
Community Member
7 months ago

Awwwww I didnt even see that...

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Bozz Skaggs
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7 months ago

Are these the mountain lions or the wild pumas mentioned in the article before the pics? Or maybe Puma Concolor or Tigger and friend in disguise.

Viv Hart
Community Member
7 months ago

Where?

Dave Chapman
Community Member
7 months ago

Danger floofs!!

Sharon Hultquist
Community Member
7 months ago

Where is your neighborhood?

Linda Robinett
Community Member
7 months ago

I remember when a young one visited the mall in Santa Rosa

Lorraine Eady
Community Member
7 months ago

😬

Khali Azize
Community Member
7 months ago

That i am scary about

okpkpkp
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7 months ago (edited)

A mother teaching her young.

Teresa Groth
Community Member
7 months ago

Oh no!

melbfk
Community Member
7 months ago

Why not? It's where they belong. And now that pesky humans are out of the way, they can come out and claim it.

panda_legerdemain
Community Member
7 months ago

So cool!

Deborah Miller
Community Member
7 months ago

This one is a no for me

David McKendrick
Community Member
7 months ago

That should encourage people to stick to the quarantine rules.

Wendy Yim
Community Member
7 months ago

oh God, people better stay in after seeing those

Nevi Løvfelt
Community Member
7 months ago

"Come, I'll show you were we usually steal food at night."

Rob Mrowka
Community Member
7 months ago

This has been on FB since before the pandemic

Megan Gould
Community Member
7 months ago

I thought cougars spent most of their time in solitude? Interesting seeing three of them together

Eulalie Grace
Community Member
7 months ago

Cougars are primarily solitary. What we see here is most likely the mother cat, maybe an older female cub - they do stay together at times, especially the females - and the mother's most recent addition. And it's possible that there's a few other kits off-camera. We had several cougars in our area in NW Tucson AZ. And though you might spot one and hear their cries at night, they are very adept at remaining out of sight.

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Analyn Lahr
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7 months ago

Let's hope there's no trigger happy hunters also running around. Let normal control tranquilize them and relocate them if they become a concern.

Sue Knerl
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7 months ago

That's an old picture.

KT Trondsen
Community Member
7 months ago

wow where is this?

Marlene Riethmüller
Community Member
7 months ago

Yup, happened in Santiago, Chile just in these past 2 weeks...

David Jeu
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7 months ago

Where is that?

Manuel Molles
Community Member
7 months ago

Boulder, Colorado

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savannah burrows
Community Member
7 months ago

and that's on a never ending quarantine

OffKeySinger
Community Member
7 months ago

Hide your pets!

Nash Nopper
Community Member
7 months ago

WOW!

Tameron Masterson
Community Member
7 months ago

it might be scary and I won't wan't to go outside.

Lanee Berard
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7 months ago

https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/44198825

Sally Thomas
Community Member
7 months ago

We have them roaming around my property as well. But, we live next to a National Forest, so it's a common thing here.

Sel Bonda
Community Member
7 months ago

The granny lion "once upon a time this was our residentials"

sharron lynn parsons
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7 months ago

A beautiful view, from a distance !!!

Pamela Scott
Community Member
7 months ago

They are just able to move around in the daytime now. Probably moved around at night before so they were there you just didn't know it.

AnnSmithJones
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7 months ago

Omg - all I see are deer!

Jill Embree
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7 months ago

PHOTO SHOPPED

Up All Night
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7 months ago

Yeah, everyone knows cougars do not exist.

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Zintoki
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7 months ago

They hunt in packs?

DE Ray
Community Member
7 months ago

No, they're very solitary. Probably a pair of adult siblings and a kit belonging to one. You hardly ever see adults together, but if they grew up together (like twins), they tolerate each other.

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A Photo Of A Coyote In San Francisco Taken With A Zoom Lens From Inside The Photographer's Car

A Photo Of A Coyote In San Francisco Taken With A Zoom Lens From Inside The Photographer's Car

Becca Cook Report

Samantha Lomb
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7 months ago

Coyotes normally live in cities and ignore people

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#5

Lambs Seen Playing On Children's Playground Roundabout In Preston

Debbie Ellis Report

Lou
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7 months ago

New lawn mowners in town.

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A Wild Puma Was Captured In The Streets Of Santiago, Chile On March 24, 2020

A Wild Puma Was Captured In The Streets Of Santiago, Chile On March 24, 2020

AFP Report

sh
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7 months ago (edited)

Why capture it? He/she is a great incentive to stay home.

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A Wild Deer, From A Herd Used To Be Fed By The Local Population, Roams In Sri Lanka

A Wild Deer, From A Herd Used To Be Fed By The Local Population, Roams In Sri Lanka

AFP Report

Tabitha L
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7 months ago

Beautiful animal

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#8

Mountain Goats Spotted In The Welsh Town Of Llandudno

ITVWales Report

Lazy Farmer
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7 months ago

OMG, this is so wholesome!

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Dozens Of Squirrels In A Santa Monica Park

TMZ Report

Wiilka Qarniga
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7 months ago

Lol since the celebrities are in lock down,tmz is now reporting on the wild life. I guess they still have to come up with click baites.

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#10

Moose Running Loose In Utena, Lithuania

Deividas Kurlavičius Report

Whatshername
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7 months ago

Never knew it's so huge 😳

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Seal Rests By The Urumea River In Spain

gipuzkoagaur Report

Ana Arena
Community Member
7 months ago

When my mom was a kid (60's) they had a baby cachalot on the port as well

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Nilgai Running Around In The Streets Of Noida, India

shafaquealam Report

Cream Pie
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7 months ago

Wtf is that? !

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#13

A Deer Was Spotted Running Around In Chandigarh, India

jaggsiec Report

Sasha Ross
Community Member
7 months ago

That civet is not well. It shouldnt be walking around during the day and its just too slow.

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#14

A Bear Is Seen Walking Around In An Asturian Town In Full Quarantine

jaraysedal.es Report

Grumble O'Pug
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7 months ago

Finally! The humans are gone!

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Wild Turkeys Spotted In West Oakland, California

CharSimmonds Report

Gilda
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7 months ago

Wild turkeys are everywhere here when there are people around i have seen them on road medians when traffic is in full swing

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