COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The FWC collected the remains of a 16-month-old uncollared female panther today on US 41, west of Oasis in Collier County.
The panther had been hit by a car. This is the 14th panther mortality and 11th road mortality for 2013.
The carcass will be transported to the FWC Wildlife Research Lab in Gainesville for necropsy.
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).