COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The remains of a 5-to 6-month-old, uncollared, female panther kitten, were collected today on Everglades Boulevard South. The panther was hit by a vehicle.

The carcass will be transported to the FWC Wildlife Research Lab in Gainesville for necropsy. This is the 6th panther mortality and 4th road mortality for 2013.

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).