Monday, October 12, 2009

Florida panther found dead in Hendry County

Posted on Wednesday, 10.07.09

The Associated Press

NAPLES, Fla. -- State wildlife officials say a Florida panther was found dead on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian reservation in Hendry County.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that a tracker found the animal Monday, apparently the victim of a fight with another panther. The carcass will be sent to Gainesville for a necropsy, and the remains will be deposited with the Florida Museum of Natural History.

A total of 13 wild panthers have been killed this year in Florida.


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