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Man Gets Prison Time for Killing Fla. Panther

By: AP
By: AP

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- A 45-year-old Naples man will spend 30 days in prison and 60 days in home detention for killing a Florida Panther.

Todd Alan Benfield was sentenced in federal court Thursday. He pleaded guilty to killing the feline in 2008 with a bow and arrow. The News-Press (http://lb.vg/ls1dG ) reports that Benfield later moved the panther's body in an attempt to conceal the killing. Killing a Florida panther is a violation of the Endangered Species Act.

Florida wildlife experts say only about 100 panthers remain in the wild.

Information from: The News-Press, http://www.news-press.com
AP-WF-07-26-12 2105GMT


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