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At this time last year, 20 panthers were known to have died.  The most common causes of death are vehicle strikes and fights with other panthers over territories.  The panthers that die on highways are essentially being “harvested” by vehicles instead of panther hunters.  It’s a shame that some of these cats aren’t relocated to […]

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Ranchers are inclined to blame cougars for missing calves, but almost always other factors are to blame. So it is in Florida. Only where cows give birth on the open range, in states such as Arizona and Florida, are cougars at all likely to kill calves. http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/jun/09/uf-calf-killing-study-florida-panther-immokalee/ naplesnews.com UF study in Immokalee shows panther kills […]

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http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/may/21/conservation-group–penalty-estates-killed-panther/ Conservation group urges tougher penalty for Estates man who killed panther By Naples Daily News staff report NAPLES — A conservation group founded by hunters is objecting to the terms of a guilty plea entered last week by a Golden Gate Estates man who purposely shot and killed an endangered Florida panther in 2009. […]

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http://www.marconews.com/news/2012/may/18/shoot-kill-florida-panther-federal-court-collier/ marconews.com Estates man pleads guilty to shooting panther in Golden Gate Estates in 2009 ·         By ERIC STAATS FORT MYERS — In a first for Florida in nearly 30 years, a Golden Gate Estates man pleaded guilty Friday to killing an endangered Florida panther with a bow and arrow while he was deer hunting […]

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http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/may/18/panther-found-dead-near-immokalee/ naplesnews.com Panther found dead near Immokalee Posted May 18, 2012 at 8:26 p.m. Wildlife officials found the body of a 3-year-old male Florida panther Friday in rural Collier County — the tenth panther death of the year in Florida, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Read more…

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Go to bottom of page to read comments. http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/wildlife/hunter-pleads-guilty-to-killing-endangered-florida-panther/1230915 Tampa Bay Times Hunter pleads guilty to killing endangered Florida panther By Craig Pittman, Times Staff Writer In Print: Saturday, May 19, 2012 From atop his tree stand, Todd “Scuttlebutt” Benfield could see the tawny fur of a Florida panther prowling through the underbrush. Benfield, a […]

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Florida panther kitten hit by vehicle needs more rehab By ERIC STAATS http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2012/may/09/florida-panther-kitten-recovers-after-being-hit/ A Florida panther kitten hit by a vehicle and rescued from the side of the road has left a Naples veterinary hospital for further rehabilitation.   Read more…

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This technique can help wildlife cross highways across the nation.   http://www.defenders.org/magazine/spring-2012/granting-safe-passage-panthers Defenders of Wildlife – Defenders Magazine – Spring 2012 Granting Safe Passage to Panthers New roadside detectors in Florida help the big cats get to the other side by Caitlin Leutwiler Big Cypress teems with wildlife and is a refuge for the critically endangered […]

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