Three Florida Panthers Killed By Cars in Three Days
|Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission photo by Dave Onorato|
Reports the National Parks Traveler:
The three were killed in vehicle accidents: an 6- to 8-month old male's body was found Sunday along U.S. 41, aka the Tamiami Trail; a 5-year-old female's body was found Saturday, also along the highway, and; a 4-year-old male died Friday along U.S. 41 within the boundaries of Big Cypress National Preserve.The population has seen growth in the past few years, and is up from only around two dozen in the 1980s. However, increased traffic in their habitat (partially caused by the new Catholic community Ava Maria in Collier County) and their slightly increased numbers means that fatal car accidents may be more prominent.