Sunday, October 30, 2011

Female panther found dead in southwest Florida - 30th Oct 2011

LinkState wildlife officials say an apparent collision with a vehicle has claimed another Florida panther.

It's the 24th panther death this year and the ninth due to a collision with a vehicle.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the 3-year-old or 4-year-old female panther was found dead early Sunday at the Collier-Hendry county line.

The animal has been transported to the wildlife commission's Naples office. A necropsy will be performed at the agency's wildlife research lab in Gainesville, and the remains will be archived at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Source