Originally posted on June 27, 2007
A dead Florida panther was found today in Miami-Dade County on U.S. 41 a mile east of Krome Avenue, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials.
The panther was apparently killed by a vehicle. It is a 120-pound male estimated to be about 4 years old. It did not have a radio collar or transponder chip.
While the panther was reported at about 5 p.m. Tuesday, authorities did not find the panther until 11 a.m. today.
The panther was the 14th killed on Florida roads this year. A record number of Florida Panthers have been killed on roads in 2007.