|Published:||Apr 26, 2013 1:49 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 26, 2013 4:00 PM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The remains of a 5-to 6-year-old radio-collared female panther, were found today in the Addition Lands of Big Cypress National Preserve. This is the 8th panther mortality for 2013.
FWC said the cause of death was intraspecific aggression.
The carcass will be transported to the FWC Wildlife Research Lab in Gainesville for 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).
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