LABELLE (CBSMiami/AP) — A vehicle hit and killed a Florida Panther in southwest Florida, wildlife officials said Wednesday.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that the 3-year-year-old uncollared female was found Tuesday in Hendry County, just north of the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. The remains will be taken to a Gainesville facility for a necropsy.READ MORE: Divers Mark 20th Anniversary Of Sinking Spiegel Grove Off Key Largo
This is the 22nd Florida panther death of 2014, the 17th hit by a vehicle.READ MORE: Miami Man Is Florida's Newest Millionaire After Playing Lottery's 'Jackpot Triple Play'
Florida panthers once roamed the entire southeastern U.S., but only around 160 remain in the wild.
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