COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A 1-year-old uncollared female panther was found dead at 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday. It was determined that she had been hit by a vehicle. This is the 21st panther mortality and 13th road mortality for 2012.
Her remains were found on SR 29, about 1.5 miles south of I-75 in Collier County.
The carcass will be transported to the FWC Wildlife Research Lab in Gainesville for a complete necropsy and will be archived at the Florida Museum of Natural History.