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8-Month-Old Kitten is 5th Road-Killed Panther this Year

Early yesterday morning a female panther kitten was found dead on the side of Golden Gate Boulevard in Naples, FL. This is the fifth endangered Florida panther to be killed on a road this year which, along with other causes of death, brings the total number of (recorded) panthers killed so far in 2010 to eight. Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists moved the kitten carcass off the road and into the nearby forest so the mother would not be hit too if she returned looking for her kitten. They set up a camera but it did not appear the mother came back. The Commission later removed the kitten for further examination at their lab in Gainesville, Florida.



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