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Florida panther struck, killed by car in Collier County

Posted at 9:54 AM, Nov 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-10 09:54:07-05

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.-- Another panther is headed to Gainesville for a necropsy after it was hit and killed in Collier County.

Florida Fish and Wildlife says the 4-year-old male was found on Nov. 8 on Immokalee Road.

This marks the 20th panther roadkill this year. Florida set a record in 2016 when 34 panthers were killed on local roads.

Only about 280 panthers remain in the wild.