COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Two panthers have already been hit and killed by vehicles in 2013.
FWC announced the remains of a 7-month-old uncollared female panther, were collected on January 1st on CR 833, two miles east of CR 846 in Hendry County.
Also, the remains of a 10-month-old uncollared male panther were collected on SR 29, just south of Oil Well Road in Collier County.
The causes of both deaths were collisions with vehicles.
The carcasses will be transported to the FWC Wildlife Research Lab in Gainesville for a complete necropsy.
People are encouraged to report sightings of an injured or dead panther by calling the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922) or #FWC or *FWC on a cell phone. Another option is texting Tip@MyFWC.com (standard usage fees may apply).