LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Southwest Florida has lost another panther. This is the 15nd panther mortality for 2012, at least seven of which were caused by vehicles.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced the death of the 4 1/2-year-old male panther, whose remains were found Wednesday evening, north of Corkscrew Road in Lee County.
The cause of death at this time is unknown.
The carcass will be transported to the FWC Wildlife Research Lab in Gainesville for a complete necropsy. The remains will be archived at the FL Museum of Natural History.