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Two men caught on video taking panther cubs from their den

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MIAMI (AP) -- A video posted to YouTube showed two men removing endangered Florida panther cubs from their den, according to authorities.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said search warrants were served Thursday at the homes of two Miami men suspected of several wildlife violations, including interfering with the breeding, feeding or sheltering of Florida panthers.

One man was arrested because of items found during the search.

The video reportedly showed a female panther running away as a man enters its den. the man then emerged with two panther cubs. The date of the video wasn't released.

The penalties for violating state and federal wildlife protections include up to $100,000 in fines and a year in prison.

The status of the cubs is unknown and the video was later deleted.