|Published:||Aug 18, 2010 3:45 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 18, 2010 12:45 PM EDT|
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Residents in a southwest Florida neighborhood want the state to relocate nearby panthers that they say have killed 11 other animals this year.
Wildlife officials say that's not possible. Biologist Mark Lotz says relocating the panthers would put too much strain on the endangered species.
Only about 100 Florida panthers survive. Most live in Collier County, where residents say they're afraid for their animals.
Rose Apple Stable owner Judy Innes says three of her animals have been killed by panthers in the last year. Another resident says he's lost a calf, three goats and a donkey in his pasture to panther attacks.
Wildlife officials advise livestock owners to keep their animals in enclosures with a roof or inside an electric fence.
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