COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The remains of a 3-year-old uncollared female panther were collected on Alligator Alley, near the 93 mile marker (on the Miller Canal Bridge). This is the 15th panther mortality and the 12th road mortality for 2013.
The cause of death was vehicle collision.
The carcass is at the FWC Naples Field Office and will be sent to the FWC Gainesville lab for necropsy later this afternoon. The remains will be archived at the FL Museum of Natural History. This is the 15th panther mortality and the 12th road mortality for 2013.