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Another Florida panther has been found dead at the side of a Collier County road.
The Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed the death of the panther along State Road 29 south of Farm Workers Village in Immokalee earlier today. The cause of death was trauma by a vehicle collision, authorities said.
That makes 13 panther deaths for 2010, 10 of which were by vehicles.
The remains of the 16-18-month-old uncollared male panther (UCFP145) were collected today. The carcass is at the FWC Naples Field Office and will be sent to the FWC Wildlife Research Lab in Gainesville for necropsy. The remains will be archived at the Florida Museum of Natural History.