2009 ends with 17th panther mortality on Florida roads
Female panther killed on Naples road
news-press.com • December 31, 2009
9:59 P.M. — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has recorded its 24th panther mortality of the year after recovering the body of a female Florida panther kitten from the east shoulder of County Barn Road, 1/3 of a mile south of Davis Boulevard, in Naples.
The kitten was about 3-4 months old and weighed 30 pounds. It did not have a microchip and no kink or cowlick was observed.
The carcass is currently being stored at the FWC Naples office freezer and will be transported for necropsy to a Gainesville lab at a later date.
The hide and skeleton will then be archived at the Florida Museum of Natural History.
This is 17th road mortality for 2009.
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