Two more panthers fatally hit by vehicles

Posted at 10:44 AM, Apr 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-11 10:44:35-04

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA -- Wildlife officials discovered the bodies of two more death Florida panthers due to vehicle collisions Sunday.

One was discovered in Collier County, on Golden Gate Boulevard  just east of 22nd Street NE.  It was an un-collared male, 5-6 moths old.

The other was discovered along Interstate 75 in Lee County, approximately .6 miles south out the Bonita Beach Road exit (mile marker 116).  It was a 4-5 year-old male.

These are the 15th and 16th panther deaths reported in 2016.  All but two have been attributed to vehicle collisions.

Last Wednesday, two panthers were also found dead in Lee and Colliers counties.