Florida Panther Found Dead in Southwest Florida

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A young Florida panther has been found dead in southwest Florida.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the body of a female panther, around 7 months old, was found near a rural road Tuesday. Officials believe the animal was hit by a vehicle.

The News-Press reports that this is the 14th panther death and 6th road death for 2012.

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