Posted by: stiltsville | May 4, 2011

Five Florida Panthers dead so far this year

US 41 marker

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On Saturday, April 30, 2011 a young male panther was hit by a vehicle on US41 at 50-mile Bend. It was the fifth Florida panther killed on Collier County roads this year.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission documented 23 panther deaths in 2010. Of those mortalities, 16 panthers died after being struck by vehicles.

This is very similar to 2009, when the FWC documented 25 deaths, with 17 of those killed by vehicles. The five-year average is approximately 23 panthers per year, with an average of almost 14 killed each year by vehicles.

So, if there are 100 Florida Panthers in the wild, my math says the entire population turns over ever five years.

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    I guess the Florida Panthers (Hockey Team) have some sort of automated link-back system. It needs some fine-tuning if they’re linking to this blog.


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