Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Panther Killed On Immokalee Road

7th Panther Killed This Year On Roads

IMMOKALEE, FL -- A young (approximately one and a half years old) male panther was collected by FWC Law enforcement personnel about 1:15 pm on Memorial Day, May 25, along Immokalee Road near Camp Keais Road. 

Cause of death was vehicle collision according to the FWC.  The carcass was transported to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Naples Field Office where samples were collected. The body was placed in the freezer and it will be transported for necropsy today, May 26. 

After necropsy the hide and skeleton will be archived at the Florida Museum of Natural History.  The panther did not have a cowlick or kinked tail.  A transponder was not detected.  Only one testicle was descended.

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