Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Young Florida panther killed on road

Male Florida panther killed on Immokalee Road

Originally published 12:41 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Updated 12:41 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2009

NAPLES — A young male Florida Panther was found dead Monday on Immokalee Road, according Fish and Wildlife Commission. The panther, which was approximately one and a half years old, died from an apparent vehicle collision, the commission said in a report released Tuesday.

The panther, found near the intersection of Immokalee Road and Camp Keais Road, is the ninth to be found dead on the Florida roadways by FWC this year, and the fifth in Collier County.

A necropsy will be conducted Tuesday, the agency said. After the conclusion of the necropsy, the hide and skeleton will be transported to the Florida Museum of Natural History for archival purposes.

The panther did not have a cowlick or kinked tail, and no transponder was found on the animal.



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