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Another Florida panther killed by car; 8th to die in accident in 2015 and 10th overall

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

The News-Press of Fort Myers reported Monday (http://newspr.es/1F2wyyx ) 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.

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