Thursday, November 18, 2010

Panther Found Dead In Hendry

13th Florida Panther Killed This Year By Vehicles

LABELLE, FL. -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the remains of a 4 to 5 year old male panther, were collected on 17 November 2010 on Keri Rd in southern Hendry county approximately one-half mile west of the OK Slough State Forest headquarters.

The cause of death was trauma associated with a vehicle collision. The carcass is at the FWC Naples Field Office and will be sent to the FWC Wildlife Research Lab in Gainesville for necropsy.  The remains will be archived at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

This is the18th panther mortality and the 13th road mortality for 2010.


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