Florida Fish and Wildlife officials said the rare
The area where the panther was found was busy with cars, construction and development and was one of the last places wildlife experts said they expected to find the endangered animal.
"This is something you probably won't see again in your entire lifetime in this area," Florida Fish and Wildlife Lt. Jeff Hudson said. "It's the first one I've actually confirmed in a road kill in my 12 years."
Officers said it was possible the animal wandered through the wild from
"Large animals have a tendency to roam and require a lot of space, so a male panther or cougar has a large area they will travel through,"
In the last three months, Fish and Wildlife officers said they have found 10
There are fewer than 100
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