Thu July 7, 2011
Fight Between Two Florida Panthers Leaves One Of Them Dead
A Florida panther ended up dead after it got into a fight with another panther. The story wouldn't be remarkable, if it weren't for the fact that scientists say only about 160 Florida panthers remain the wild.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission panther team leader Darrell Land says the male panther was between 7 and 9 years old. Its carcass was found Wednesday by a citrus grove manager near Immokalee.
So far this year, 18 panthers have been found dead, including four kittens killed in a wildfire in the Big Cypress National Preserve. Six of the big cats were killed in collisions with vehicles, and four died in fights with other panthers. Three panther deaths are under investigation.