Tenth Florida Panther Killed In 2015, 8th By Car

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Another Florida panther has been killed by a car.

The News-Press of Fort Myers reported Monday that the cat’s carcass was found Sunday in Collier County on County Road 951. It was a male, approximately 2.5 years old.

An 18-month-old panther had been found dead on Saturday on Interstate 75 in Lee County.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says these were the ninth and 10th Florida panthers to be killed this year, and the seventh and eighth to be killed by a car.

In 2014, a record 33 panthers were killed, 25 of them on state highways.

Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.