Scat is a teenage novel by Carl Hiaasen, published in 2009. Scat tells the mystery of a missing teacher named Mrs. Bunny Starch, and how two of her students, Nick and Marta, do everything to find her. The book is available in over 1,000 libraries.
Carl Hiaasen is the author of other notable children's fiction novels including Flush, in over 2,500 libraries, and Hoot, in over 3,200 libraries.
A Florida Panther is a major plot point in the book. She can even be said to be a character in the book.