Panther killed in southwest Florida
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) -- Officials say a Florida panther was killed by a vehicle on a southwest Florida road.
The News-Press reports ( http://tinyurl.com/nnwdjed ) that state biologists recovered Monday after being hit by a vehicle in Collier County. The remains will be taken to a Gainesville facility for a necropsy.
This is the 29th Florida panther killed this year, the 20th by a vehicle strike.
Florida set a record last year with 25 road kills and 33 overall deaths.
Florida panthers once roamed the entire southeastern U.S., but only around 180 remain in the wild.
Information from: The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press, http://www.news-press.com