COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A young panther was hit by a vehicle and killed on SR29, near U.S. 41 in Collier County on Monday morning.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the remains of a 12 to 14-month-old, uncollared, male panther were collected at 8:45 a.m.
The cause of death was collision with a vehicle. 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.
This is the 18th panther mortality and 10th road mortality for 2012.