Monday, December 20, 2010

Pather Killed In Hendry County

Vehicle Collision - 21st Panther Fatality Of 2010

LABELLE, FL. -- The remains of an approximately 8 to 9 month-old uncollared male panther were collected on 12/19/2010 at 10:00 PM on Hendry County Road 846 a ½ mile south of the intersection of CR833 (north of the curve by Rocky Lake) in Hendry County.

According to Florida Wildlife Commission panther biologist, Mark Lotz, the cause of death was vehicle collision.

The carcass is at the FWC Naples Field Office and will be sent to the FWC Gainesville lab for necropsy.  The remains will be archived at the FL Museum of Natural History. This is the 21st panther mortality and the 16th road mortality for 2010.

The report said the panther had 2 testicles, no discernable cowlick (partially due to condition), but a kinked tail.  He weighed 60 pounds and was FeLV negative.

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