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Hey Mare! May 03, 2010 2:42 PM

Great question, I wish someone had asked about that way before! The cowlick and kinked tail means there is still some remnant of when the Texas cougar females were brought over to help replenish the population, basically that there's still some genetic crap in them. A panther with no cowlick or kink means it's pure blood, a clean pure Florida Panther. There is also the problem with inbreeding due to lack of space, I'm going to post a story soon, that causes heart problems, malformed testicles, and other rotten problems, all because they don't have enough room for their needs >(

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 May 03, 2010 2:29 PM

Still any death is a huge blow for this beautiful species.  Query though sis perhaps you can help with.  What does the cowlick, or kinked tail have to do with the cougars?

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Here's some further info on the poor angel's death. April 30, 2010 6:59 PM

Panther Advocates – this is the more detailed report from FWC about the young female panther run over in Hendry that I sent an article about.

Elizabeth

 


From: Lotz, Mark [mailto:Mark.Lotz@MyFWC.com]
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 2:14 PM

Subject: road mortlaity of UCFP141

 

All,

 

FWC responded to a vehicle killed panther kitten yesterday morning, 4/29/2010, in Hendry County at the intersection of Church Rd and S. Church Rd near the Hendry County landfill (447119, 2937469).  The kitten was estimated to be about 6 months old, weighed 32 pounds, was a female, and did not have a kinked tail, cowlick or transponder chip. 

 

Because of the kittens age (still dependant on its mother) and our history with mothers hanging around the vicinity until the fate of their kitten is known, we left the kitten near the scene over night in the hopes that the mother would find her if she was still looking for her.  The area was thoroughly searched for adult female tracks (clues as to where the best place might be to leave the kitten) but none were found.  Therefore, the kitten was left in the most logical place nearest the collision site and cameras were set up to monitor the scene.  There was no activity near the carcass and no additional tracks were found after another thorough search of the surrounding areas. 

 

The kitten was removed this morning and is currently being maintained at the Naples office.  A necropsy will be performed at a later date after which the remains will be archived at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

 

Mark Lotz, Panther Biologist

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Naples Field Office

298 Sabal Palm Rd.

Naples, FL 34114-2572

(239) 417-6352

Fax (239) 417- 6361

Mark.Lotz@myfwc.com

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 April 30, 2010 2:50 PM

Again, another one dies.  And a female that could have been part of bringing up the future.  No one in the city or county seems to get it??  Many more are being killed and there will be no more if they don't get their %#&!*% together and stop the needless deaths!!!  

Amazing they can set up cameras to see if mom comes around but can't set up a panther warning lights or afford a cop to monitor the speeds on these roads!!!  Or, better yet build a underground tunnel for them to travel through??  What part of extinction do they just not comprehend!!!!


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Panther kitten road kill reported in Hendry County April 29, 2010 2:44 PM

Panther Advocates, FYI Elizabeth Panther kitten roadkill reported in Hendry County By Naples Daily News staff report Thursday, April 29, 2010 http://www.marconews.com/news/2010/apr/29/panther-kitten-roadkill-reported-hendry-county/ A Florida panther kitten was killed in a collision with a vehicle sometime Wednesday night about six miles west of Felda in Hendry County, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported this morning. The 6- to 8-month-old female is the sixth panther found dead so far this year and the fourth to be killed in collisions with vehicles, according to state figures. The Conservation Commission says the collision happened on a rural road north of State Road 82 and west of State Road 29. Florida panthers, an endangered species, are running out of room in Southwest Florida as their population has expanded and growth has cut into their habitat. Scientists say between 110 and 120 are left in the wild.

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Death of UCFP140 - This one has torn me apart... April 17, 2010 3:07 PM

Panther Advocates,

A male panther was killed by a vehicle on I-75 in Lee County.

 Elizabeth

From: Land, Darrell [mailto: Darrell.Land@MyFWC.com]
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2010 12:24 PM

Subject: Death of UCFP140

 

Folks,

      Yesterday morning, FWC received a report of a dead Florida panther on I-75 near the 117 MM in Lee County.  FWC law enforcement responded and discovered the carcass of a male panther (UCFP140).  The carcass had been struck by vehicles numerous times so we had to wait until a necropsy was conducted before confirming the sex of the individual.  That necropsy was completed this morning.  An age estimate will be determined next week.  UCFP140 is currently at our Gainesville Wildlife Research Lab and the remains will be archived at the Florida Museum of Natural History.  This is the fifth mortality for 2010 and the third death by vehicle.

 

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Hey Debs! March 26, 2010 6:03 PM

I hear you sweetie, it never ends here, people are friggin' maniacs driving and when they're out on those open roads I'm betting they're doing 100 easy. One of my ideas was besides all the other stuff being done putting up those big police speed monitors, and maybe equip them with cameras for license plate pics for anyone going over the speed limit. We have them on the corner of US1 and 312 Ave. and they work like charms, I'm sure there are over 200 tickets issued everyday just there! Can you imagine what they would catch in Collier?

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 March 26, 2010 5:23 PM

It never stops......And people continue to drive like they are the only ones on the road... Amazing and Disheartening.

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 March 24, 2010 4:19 PM

Very sad and maddening news....so many are going and the numbers keep dropping.  How much can they take is a very good question.  

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Number 3 in less than 2 weeks??? WTF??? March 23, 2010 4:37 PM

We are at a point where we must all start acting with all we have. This animal cannot take these kinds of losses all at once like this, it is way too much. PLEASE, the one thing we can do is make our voices heard at the Capitol, if you haven't signed my new petition yet, please, please do so now, http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/1426346 , all info is included in there.

Panther Advocates, FYI.

Elizabeth

From: Onorato, Dave [mailto: Dave.Onorato@MyFWC.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 6:47 PM
Subject: Death of FP172

 

All:

 

     FWC recovered the carcass of FP172 from the Addition Lands of Big Cypress National Preserve on 22 March 2010 after her VHF collar signal was discovered in mortality mode during our routine aerial monitoring.  This adult female panther was estimated to be 5 years old when captured in November of 2009.  The cause of death was determined to be intraspecific aggression upon completion of the necropsy on 23 March 2010.  The remains will be deposited with the Florida Museum of Natural History.  This is the 4th panther mortality for 2010, the 2nd resulting from intraspecific aggression. 

 

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Hey Ang! March 17, 2010 11:45 PM

It's wonderful to see you here, even though it's under such horrible circumstances. It's like I say, I've been driving since I was 15 (before actually, ssshhh) and I drive pretty fast, but I have always been able to avoid everything from birds on up. As far as I'm concerned the drivers are eating poop, not your mom, I understand if a deer is running from a predator that's going to be a tough one to miss, but a panther this boy's size doesn't prance into the road. May God forgive me but I am sorry these jerks didn't get hurt, the panther was wrecked, poor angel. Two healthy big beautiful breeding aged babies in what, 4 days? It's too much for me, I've been crying on and off since I saw the girl, I can't stand it. But there is some stuff going on, look in the PLEASE READ...GOOD V. BAD thread for some good info. And in the meantime, I don't know why, but no one is signing my new petition in Change.org, I did a Host announcement for it. Where is everyone?

Tonight I've been concentrating on making this a better place, fighting with the Care2 powers that be, I'm going to make changes in here if it kills me, starting with my group and going all the way to Randy!

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 March 17, 2010 11:22 PM

sorry for the repeat. My first post did not show up for a few hours.

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 March 17, 2010 11:20 PM

The state of Florida needs to do what was promised and start building the underpasses that will protect the panthers and other wildlife.

And drivers need to pay attention and SLOW DOWN on rural roads especially in the early morning hours and at dusk when the panthers and other wildlife are out moving around. I live in a rural area and when I am driving to and from work at night and right before dawn I am scanning both sides of the road and NOT SPEEDING. There are always deer and other wildlife moving then, I see them almost every morning. My mother hit a deer back in October and she is very careful and alert for wildlife, it jumped out of the woods on top of her hood and rolled off. Sadly, the impact broke his neck and it nearly totalled her car. Drivers can help prevent more deaths by slowing down and watching the road and shoulders of the road.

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 March 17, 2010 9:27 PM

The state of Florida needs to start building the underpasses that were promised. Even in lean times, the state spends money on other and IMO wasteful things when it could be used to build these underpasses that would protect the panther and numerous other wildlife that would benefit.

I live in a rural area and always drive with care especially in the early morning and dusk hours. Even with caution someone can hit an animal but it is much more likely if you are speeding and not being alert. And I won't even speak of the idiots that delibertly don't slow down when they see something on or alongside the road.

My mother is a careful driver and she was in a collison with a deer back in October. She did not see the buck until it jumped from the woods on top of her hood and rolled off.

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Another view, this one truly horrible, I can't even say what I truly wish... March 17, 2010 1:24 PM

Florida panther killed on I-75

NaplesNews.com
By
ERIC STAATS

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2010/mar/17/panther-kill/

An endangered Florida panther was killed last night after getting struck by an eastbound vehicle on Interstate 75 in Collier County, state biologists said today.

The male panther, weighing 154 pounds and between 4 and 5 years old, was the second panther so far this year to be killed in a collision with a vehicle and the third panther death overall, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The wildcat was large enough to cause the vehicle's airbags to deploy and take off its radiator, but the couple inside the car were not injured, Conservation Commission panther biologist Mark Lotz said.

The collision happened shortly after 9 p.m. near mile marker 95, which is midway between the Alligator Alley toolbooth and Everglades Boulevard, panther team leader Darrell Land said.

That part of Alligator Alley is lined with 4 foot tall fences that panthers can easily leap over. Further east of the collision spot, where wildlife crossings are built under the interstate, the fencing is 10 feet tall and topped with three rows of barbed wire.

Land said the fence is only 4 feet tall where there are no wildlife crossings so as not to cut off panthers' access to habitat north of I-75.

Two other panthers have been killed in the past year along the same stretch of I-75. A male panther was killed at mile marker 90 in August, and a female panther was killed near mile marker 96 in September.

The panther killed last night had been equipped with a radio-tracking collar and GPS tracking device this past January, one of 10 wildcats biologists captured and collared this winter, Lotz said.

In the two months biologists had been tracking the panther, it had crossed I-75 regularly and probably had been doing the same thing before it was collared, Land said.

"We caught him before his luck ran out," Land said.

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March 17th, it's a horrible day... March 17, 2010 1:23 PM

FW: Death of male FP174
From:
  Elizabeth Fleming
Date:
Wed, Mar 17, 2010 11:13 am
From: Land, Darrell [mailto: Darrell.Land@MyFWC.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 8:29 AM
To: Land, Darrell; Lotz, Mark; Breault, Tim; Chris Belden; Criffield, Marc; Cunningham, Mark; Deborah Jansen; Eason, Thomas; Ferraro, Gabriella; Frohlich, Kipp; Gruver, Brad; Murphy, Caly; Onorato, Dave; Sonny Bass; Sullivan, Daniel
Subject: Death of male FP174

 

Folks,

     Last night shortly after 9:00 PM, a motorist driving eastbound on I-75 struck and killed male panther FP174 near the 95 mm, Collier County.  FP174 was 4-5 years of age when captured and fitted with a radiocollar this past January and weighed 154 lbs.  The carcass has been placed in a freezer at our Naples Office and will be transported to Gainesville for necropsy at a later date.  The remains will be deposited with the Florida Museum of Natural History.  This is the third panther death for 2010 and the second death by vehicle.    

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What's needed: March 14, 2010 5:48 PM

Is not being done, the underpasses that were promised (which it's well proven that these very intelligent cats use them) as well as other wildlife, check out this link for a great surprise: http://www.wildlifeandroads.org/search/search_results.cfm?state_prov=FL&Submit=Search

The need for these underpasses that are promised and not made is incredible, for all this wildlife especially the panther, and there's no excuse, none, for the complete ignorance the various agencies are showing, and laziness!

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 March 14, 2010 1:11 PM

Again the !^%$&*^$##|!@$ who are suppose to protect let them down.  I fear we will only see them in museum's.....or zoo's.  Pathetic and lack of protection!!!! and awareness!!!!!!

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 March 14, 2010 4:24 AM

This just sickens me about another one of our beautiful creature being killed. I wonder what it would take for our government officials to get off of their high horse and start coming up with plans to make it safe.  Today's motorist are so careless and not giving a damn about any wildlife. I travel the back county roads daily and I'm well aware that there our numerous wildlife who could run in front of me. I always use my high beams and looking at the shoulder to detect any visual of eyes. What will it take-that's an question that goes unanswered. Can't depend on motorist, the politicians need to come up with a plan before it is to late.

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Poor sweet angel =..( March 13, 2010 6:33 PM

Dead panther found along Corkscrew Road in Collier County

news-press.com • March 13, 2010

Special page: Panther facts, tracking map

3:32 P.M. — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission received a call this morning from staff at the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed about a dead female panther found along Corkscrew Road at the Marsh Unit 1 trailhead in Collier County.


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The female panther appeared to have been struck by vehicle and killed Thursday night based on degree of rigor mortis and the lack of tracks leading to the carcass after yesterday’s heavy rain. The panther weighed 68 pounds, did not have a kinked tail or a cowlick and no transponder chip was detected. The panther was about 3 years old. This is the first roadkill of 2010 and the second mortality overall.

The remains have been placed in a freezer at the Naples office and will be eventually transported to Gainesville for a necropsy. Afterward, the remains will be archived at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

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 January 28, 2010 12:55 PM

Any news on the necropsy yet? 

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 January 08, 2010 8:46 AM

Is there anyone we can ask about these studies being done?  Surly the ones previous were done.  Curious how come these studies  are not disclosed to the public like everything is.  Very odd??

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Hi Mare! January 08, 2010 2:10 AM

No honey, nothing yet, they usually take a while, kinda like a human autopsy when they need labs for drugs. But I think the problem is they just get backed up with everything they have to do, yes, I know what you're thinking, the Panthers are the most important, I agree. But what can we do?  [ send green star]
 
 January 07, 2010 9:42 AM

Any updates from the Necropsy Ceci??



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 January 02, 2010 2:56 PM

This is a horrible and sad record for our panthers for 2009!

Human beings should be ashamed and work together to stop the greed and development before the only way anyone will see a panther is deceased as a display at the Florida Museum of Natural History. I have been there many times, it is where I live and I do not want to see anymore panthers displayed there!

I agree with you Mary, that does sound odd for the kitten to be alone on the road.

Wake up people!

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too many killed January 02, 2010 7:32 AM

the conservationists, animal lovers and others must vote the local politicians out of office period so that animal lovers and conservationists can be the decision makers!  may be  then we will not have road kill or gun shot victims any more! may be then the panthers will have land to call their home for good!

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 January 02, 2010 3:18 AM

What was a kitten doing up there all by herself and how did she get there??  This sounds very odd indeed and to make matters worse yet another one dead....is this what the new year has to bring???  Will all our panthers  end up at a museum and how come we never hear the results from these necrospy's?? 


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Hello again, more bad news on the horizon... January 02, 2010 2:07 AM

Unbelievable.
 

From: Criffield, Marc [mailto : Marc.Criffield@MyFWC.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2009 9:43 PM
To: Onorato, Dave; A Jarosh; Ben Nottingham; Breault, Tim; Chris Belden; Craig Pittman; Cunningham, Mark; David Shindle; Deborah Jansen; Eason, Thomas; Elizabeth Fleming; Ferraro, Gabriella; Frohlich, Kipp; Gruver, Brad; Jeremy Cox; Kevin Lollar; Krista Sherwood; Larry Richardson; Lisa Ostberg; Lotz, Mark; M Pereira; Murphy, Caly; Nancy Payton; Nicole Papageorge; Roxann Hanson; rpires@fgcu.edu; S Zoldan; Sonny Bass; Staats, Eric; Sullivan, Daniel
Subject: Death of UCFP136

 

All:

 

On 31 December 2009, FWC recovered the carcass of a female Florida panther kitten (UCFP136) from the east shoulder of County Barn Road in Naples, approximately 1/3 of a mile south of Davis Blvd (426997E, 2890657N, NAD83).  This kitten was estimate to be 3 – 4 months old and weighed 30 pounds.  She did not have a microchip, and no kink or cowlick was observed.  The carcass is currently being stored at the FWC Naples office freezer and will be transported for necropsy to our Gainesville Lab at a later date.  The hide and skeleton will then be archived at the Florida Museum of Natural History.  

 

This is the 24th wild panther mortality for 2009.  It is the 17th road mortality for 2009.  Let this be the last for 2009.

 

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 December 30, 2009 3:11 AM

Yes, we are at our wits end over this!!! Please do keep us posted on what she says.  Time is of the essence right now for them!


I saw the host announcement and commented for Tony to.  Thank you for posting the new site for him.



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Hi Mare... December 29, 2009 6:12 PM

I know how you feel, I'm as furious as you are. I wrote to Elizabeth a little while ago, and I'm going to wait and see what she tells me about the new Panther Protection group recently formed, and about what is being planned for the very near future. Any idiot can see that there's no more time to waste, this is a serious situation with dire consequences. I will of course keep everyone updated on any info I receive. In the meantime I cry and I gnash my teeth, because this feels like hell!

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 December 29, 2009 12:14 PM

Is this the way of our panthers!!!! To be in the Florida Museum of Natural History!!!!

What the hell is going on!! Where is the help to end this!!! I'm very upset by this...

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It only gets worse... December 29, 2009 12:03 PM

Panther Advocates,

Terrible news on my birthday,

Elizabeth

From: Laurie Macdonald
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 2:37 PM
To: Nancy Payton; Alan Keller; Brad Cornell; Brian Goguen; Christian Spilker; Dane Scolfield; David Shapiro; Don Schrotenboer; Elizabeth Fleming; Eric Draper; Franklin Adams; Liesa Priddy; Manley Fuller; Mitch Hutchcraft; Russell Priddy; Tom Conrecode; Tom Flood; Tom Jones; Tom Reese
Subject: RE: Death of UCFP135

16 roadkill panthers, an unfortunate new record.  Possibly the 17th roadkill if the panther found at Turner River was actually hit by a vehicle (which it most likely was).

Laurie

From: Onorato, Dave [mailto : Dave.Onorato@MyFWC.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 2:21 PM
To: A Jarosh; Ben Nottingham; Breault, Tim; Chris Belden; Craig Pittman; Criffield, Marc; Cunningham, Mark; David Shindle; Deborah Jansen; Eason, Thomas; Elizabeth Fleming; Ferraro, Gabriella; Frohlich, Kipp; Gruver, Brad; Jeremy Cox; Kevin Lollar; Krista Sherwood; Larry Richardson; Lisa Ostberg; Lotz, Mark; M Pereira; Murphy, Caly; Nancy Payton; Nicole Papageorge; Onorato, Dave; Roxann Hanson;
rpires@fgcu.edu; S Zoldan; Sonny Bass; Staats, Eric; Sullivan, Daniel
Subject: Death of UCFP135

 

All:

 

On 29 December 2009, FWC recovered the carcass of an adult female Florida panther (UCFP135) from the shoulder of the northbound lane of State Road 29 in Collier County, approximately 2 miles north of Jerome (465433E, 2878029N, NAD83).  This portion of SR29 did not have any fencing installed. The 4 year old (estimated) panther weighed 80 pounds (post-scavenging), did not have a microchip, and no kink or cowlick was observed.  The carcass is currently being stored at the FWC Naples office freezer and will be transported for necropsy to our Gainesville Lab at a later date.  The hide and skeleton will then be archived at the Florida Museum of Natural History.  

 

This is the 23rd wild panther mortality for 2009.  It is the 16th road mortality for 2009.

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We've now officially broken the record... December 23, 2009 11:35 PM

Panther Advocates,

 

Sad news. And this would be the 16th road-killed panther if the one found in Turner River that died of blunt-force trauma and likely hit by a vehicle had been  counted as a road kill instead of "unknown." 16 is a new record for vehicle-panther collision deaths.

 

Elizabeth

 

From: Lotz, Mark [mailto:Mark.Lotz@MyFWC.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 4:17 PM
To: Breault, Tim; Chris Belden; Criffield, Marc; Cunningham, Mark; Deborah Jansen; Eason, Thomas; Ferraro, Gabriella; Frohlich, Kipp; Gruver, Brad; Land, Darrell; Murphy, Caly; Onorato, Dave; Sonny Bass; Sullivan, Daniel
Cc: Eric Staats; A Jarosh (ajarosh@news-press.com); Behnke, Pat; Ben_Nottingham@fws.gov; David Shindle (DavidS@conservancy.org); Elizabeth Fleming; Jeremy Cox (jcoxreporter@yahoo.com); Kevin Lollar (klollar@news-press.com); Krista_Sherwood@contractor.nps.gov; Larry Richardson; lisa.ostberg@floridapanther.org; M Pereira (mpereira@news-press.com); Nancy Payton; Nicole Papageorge (nicole.papageorge@winktv.com); Roxann Hanson (roxhanson@gmail.com); rpires@fgcu.edu; S Zoldan (szoldan@news-press.com); Tom Murray
Subject: Panther road mortality 12-23-09

 

Hi folks,

 

This morning FWC recovered a vehicle-killed panther on Corkscrew Rd (CR850) near Gate 5 by the CREW lands (Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed) (443900, 2926770).  This is approximately 14 miles east of I-75 and was about ¼ mile north of the sharp curve at the “end of county maintenance” sign.  This portion of Corkscrew Rd straddles the county line (Collier/Lee) but the panther was on the Collier County side.  The panther was male, weighed 148 pounds, did not have a collar or microchip, had a slightly kinked tail, a small cowlick, only one testicle, and was estimated to be 3 years old.  He has been identified as UCFP134.  The carcass is currently being stored at the FWC Naples office freezer and will be transported for necropsy at a later date.  The hide and skeleton will then be archived at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

 

This is the 16th roadkill of 2009.  Please visit the Panther Pulse PantherNet  :  Panther Pulse on the Panther Net website PantherNet for a list of the years mortalities and births.

 

 

This information is being provided in order for FWC to satisfy permit requirements established by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.  It is not intended as a News Release.  All information should be considered “ pending” until all necropsy results and tests are finalized.

 

 

Mark Lotz, Panther Biologist

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Naples Field Office



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What We Can Do! December 21, 2009 12:11 PM

My Darlings,

It is the snow bird season and zillions of folks are coming down to Florida. I do not blame them in the least, but it is packing our roads with tourists. Even with the fencing on I-75, they still get through.

I know 'Defenders of Wildlife' are trying to get it together to build bridges for 'panther crossings' where these beauties go.

I do hope we can get it done befoe it is too late. They are so lovely, I could weep for their plight. I love them so much.

I am going to see what I can do...work with the Florida Panther Wildlife Refuge...donate to Defenders, to try to raise money to save them.

May God forgive us our greed, as more developers try to drain the swamps. Read "Cry of the Panther." It is a masterpiece, you can still get copies cheap on E-bay. One of my favorite books.

Also visit my blog: http://sphinxlady.blogspot.com to read "Eyes of the Panther."

Love to you all

Kat

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 December 21, 2009 9:47 AM

This is exactly why more people need to speak for them and more protection is needed from the lazy !@%$# government.

The fear for them is always growing...

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NOW IT'S A DEAD KITTEN, CAN IT GET MUCH WORSE? HOW MUCH MORE CAN THEY TAKE? December 20, 2009 3:06 PM

Panther Advocates,

Sad news. We are one panther away from the record of 15 vehicle-killed panthers in 2007.

Elizabeth

 

From: Land, Darrell [mailto : Darrell.Land@MyFWC.com]
Sent: Friday, December 18, 2009 10:26 AM
To: Lotz, Mark; Breault, Tim; Chris Belden; Criffield, Marc; Cunningham, Mark; Deborah Jansen; Eason, Thomas; Ferraro, Gabriella; Frohlich, Kipp; Gruver, Brad;
Layne_Hamilton@fws.gov; Murphy, Caly; Onorato, Dave; Sonny Bass; Sullivan, Daniel
Cc: '
rpires@fgcu.edu'; Eric Staats; A Jarosh (ajarosh@news-press.com); David Shindle (DavidS@conservancy.org); Elizabeth Fleming; Jeremy Cox (jcoxreporter@yahoo.com); Kevin Lollar (klollar@news-press.com); Krista_Sherwood@contractor.nps.gov; lisa.ostberg@floridapanther.org; M Pereira (mpereira@news-press.com); Nancy Payton; Nicole Papageorge (nicole.papageorge@winktv.com); Roxann Hanson (roxhanson@gmail.com); rpires@fgcu.edu; S Zoldan (szoldan@news-press.com); Tom Murray; Matthew Schwartz
Subject: UCFP133

Folks,

A male panther, UCFP133, was struck and killed by a vehicle on I-75 in Broward County ½ mile west of the Snake Road interchange (near the Collier County line) early Thursday morning.  The collision occurred between midnight and 0100 hours.  This is the 14th  roadkill for 2009.  Seven wild panthers died of other causes this year (3 intraspecific aggression, 2 unknowns, 1 gunshot, 1 under investigation).  UCFP133 is being transported to our Gainesville lab for necropsy; the remains will be deposited with the FL Museum of Natural History.

 

For more information, please check out our MYFWC.COM website:

Photos: Go to MyFWC.com/Newsroom and click on the headline for this story.

Darrell

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