ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.- The remains of another panther were found on Sunday night, this time in Orange County. This is the 25th panther mortality and 17th road mortality for 2012.
The animal was located at 11:30 p.m. on County Road 528 (Beachline Expressway), 1.7 miles west of State Road 520.
The cause of death was collision with a vehicle, but the carcass was too damaged to positively determine the sex or age. 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.