MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – An endangered Florida panther has died after being struck by a vehicle, officials announced Saturday.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says it’s the 17th panther death attributed to fatal collisions, out of 20 total deaths this year.READ MORE: Woman Arrested After Hit & Run Crash That Killed Federal Judge Claimed She Was Harry Potter
The remains of the 2-year-old male panther were found Tuesday in Hendry County on a rural road east of LaBelle.
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.READ MORE: Hard Rock Stadium Vaccinating 16 And Older, No Appointments Needed
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