Vehicle strikes, kills panther in Everglades National Park
news-press.com • September 30, 2008
A two- to three-month-old female panther was struck by a vehicle and killed in Everglades National Park on Monday night.
The incident occurred at 10:15 just before the park’s entrance station, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The body was collected by a Park Service ranger and transferred to the Naples FWC office late this afternoon. It will remain until a necrospy can be preformed.
The person who hit the panther noticed the mother standing by, but didn’t see any other kittens. The kitten who was killed did not have a kinked tail or cowlick.
This is the 15th panther death this year, six of which have been killed on the roadways, FWC reported.