MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A three-year-old Florida panther died after it was struck by a vehicle.
The male panther’s remains were found Monday in Hendry County on a rural road west of LaBelleREAD MORE: Activists Say Hundreds Of Cuban Protesters Have Been Arrested Since Anti-Regime Demonstrations Broke Out
It’s the eighth panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of nine total deaths this year, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.READ MORE: Broward County School Board Votes Unanimously To Make Mask Use Mandatory For Start Of School Year
Florida panthers once roamed the entire Southeast, but now their habitat mostly is confined to a small region of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico.
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