COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The remains of an approximately 4 to 5-year-old uncollared male panther, were found at 9:00 p.m. on Monday on US 41, just west of Manatee Road in Collier County.

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 Florida Museum of Natural History.

This is the 23rd panther mortality and 15th road mortality for 2012.