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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  • by gwinla Location: dothan on Jun 21, 2012 at 01:21 AM
    This is so sad. I lived in south Florida as a child with a father who loved the outdoors. We fished and hunted and I was blessed to see several of these BEAUTIFUL animals. How I wish Florida was still like it was back then.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 20, 2012 at 06:05 AM
    Yall said there was just so many like maybe 7 in the whole state.Now yall say theres been 14 deaths, must be more out there than yall knew about. I've never seen one, but I've seen animals I couldn't identify, so it just may have been a panther.
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