Mounting Toll

Image: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

With the continued paving over of its dwindling habitat, the panther is falling prey to motor vehicles in alarming numbers.

The below tally is from the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, compiled from data collected by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Panther Road Mortalities

2014 Road Mortalities

  1. 1/2/2014 UCFP203 male 2-3 years Vehicle I-75, mile marker 111 
  2. 1/22/2014 UCFP204 male 1.5 Vehicle SR29 south of Immokalee 
  3. 3/1/2014 UCFP206 male 3 years Vehicle SR80 Lee/Hendry county line near Townsend Canal 
  4. 3/8/2014 UCFP207 male 1.5 years Vehicle CR833 
  5. 4/3/2014 UCFP209 male 3-5 years Vehicle CR833, just south of CR832 
  6. 4/8/2014 UCFP210 female TBD Vehicle CR846, 6 miles E of Immokalee 
  7. 4/14/2014 UCFP212 male 4-5 years Vehicle US27, north of Lake Placid 
  8. 4/25/2014 FP163 male 7 years Vehicle County Line Rd 
  9. 5/1/2014 UCFP213 female 3 years Vehicle I-75, mile marker 134 
  10. 5/16/2014 UCFP214 male 14 months Vehicle Oil Well Rd. 
  11. 6/12/2014 UCFP215 female 1-2 years Vehicle US41 near Collier Seminole State Park 
  12. 6/25/2014 UCFP216 female 1 year Vehicle Corkscrew Rd., Near CREW Marsh 
  13. 8/6/2014 UCFP217 female 2 years Vehicle CR833 
  14. 8/24/2014 UCFP219 unknown 4 months Vehicle Immokalee Rd., 2.3 mi east of CR951 
  15. 8/24/2014 UCFP218 female 4 months Vehicle Immokalee Rd., 2.3 mi east of CR951 
  16. 9/2/2014 UCFP220 female 3-4 years Vehicle CR833 
  17. 10/20/2014 UCFP222 male 3 years Vehicle Florida Turnpike, Yeehaw Junction 
  18. 11/13/2014 UCFP223 female 4 years Vehicle County Line Rd 
  19. 11/28/2014 UCFP224 male 6 months Vehicle Golden Gate Blvd/6th St NE 
  20. 12/18/2014 UCFP226 male 3 years Vehicle CR951, 1.2 mi south of US41 
  21. 12/18/2014 UCFP225 male 4 years Vehicle Flaghole Rd 
  22. 12/19/2014 UCFP227 male 2 years Vehicle US41, 3.8 km west of Big Cypress National Preserve Oasis visitor center

Total: 31 mortalities, including 22 road mortalities

2013 Road Mortalities

  1. 1/1/2013 UCFP184 female 7 months CR833 
  2. 1/3/2013 UCFP185 male 10 months SR29 
  3. 1/31/2013 UCFP187 female 4 months CR835 
  4. 3/16/2013 UCFP191 male 2-3 years SR80, east of LaBelle 
  5. 3/20/2013 UCFP189 female 5 months Golden Gate Estates, Everglades Blvd S. 
  6. 4/28/2013 UCFP192 female 10 years CR846 
  7. 5/31/2013 UCFP193 male 2 years US192 
  8. 6/29/2013 UCFP194 male 2-3 yrs Orange River Rd near Buckingham 
  9. 7/8/2013 UCFP195 male 2-3 yrs CR846; 7.9 miles east of County Line Rd 
  10. 7/15/2013 UCFP196 male 2-3 yrs I-75; mile marker 96.5 
  11. 8/7/2013 UCFP197 female 16 months US41; 2.4 km west of Oasis 
  12. 8/19/2013 UCFP198 female 3 yrs I-75; mile marker 93 
  13. 9/20/2013 UCFP199 male 4 years CR951; 0.6 mi south of Rattlesnake Hammock Rd 
  14. 11/13/2013 UCFP200 male 2-3 years Treeline Ave 
  15. 12/2/2013 UCFP201 male 1 year I-75 (Alligator Alley) MM92

Total: 20 mortalities, including 15 road mortalities

2012 Road Mortalities

  1. 1/2/2012 UCFP166 male 4-5 years SR82, 2.4 mi west of SR29
  2. 1/7/2012 UCFP167 female 4 yrs US41, 1/2 mi. west of Manatee Rd
  3. 2/6/2012 UCFP168 male 5 years US41; 0.4 km east of Bass Rd
  4. 4/5/2012 UCFP169 male 9 wks Orange grove near Church Rd
  5. 4/16/2012 UCFP170 male 3 years Alico Rd
  6. 5/23/2012 UCFP171 male 2 years SR 80 near Lee/Hendry County line
  7. 5/26/2012 UCFP172 male ~3 mo Captivity
  8. 6/19/2012 UCFP173 female 7 mo CR846, 1.5 mi east of Oil Well Grade Rd
  9. 10/6/2012 FP196 female 2.5 years US41, 0.87 mi east of San Marco Rd
  10. 10/8/2012 UCFP175 male 1 year SR29, 1.7 mi north of US41
  11. 10/9/2012 UCFP176 female 3 months Immokalee Rd., 2 miles north of fairgrounds
  12. 11/4/2012 UCFP177 female 4 months 18th Ave NE (Golden Gate Estates)
  13. 11/14/2012 UCFP178 female 1 year SR29
  14. 11/19/2012 UCFP180 male 4-5 years US41
  15. 11/19/2012 UCFP179 male 3 years SR29
  16. 11/27/2012 UCFP181 female 2-3 months Immokalee Rd, 3.6 miles north of Oil Well Rd
  17. 12/9/2012 UCFP182 male 3 years CR520 near CR528
  18. 12/11/2012 FP182 female 3 years Big Cypress National Preserve
  19. 12/29/2012 UCFP183 male Unknown CR835 near Hill Grade

Total: 27 mortalities, including 19 road mortalities

2011 Road Mortalities

  1. 1/7/2011 K284 male 1.5 years SR29 near Sears Rd
  2. 1/13/2011 UCFP152 unknown 1.5 years I-75 (Alligator Alley), mile marker 98
  3. 1/22/2011 UCFP153 male 8 mo I-75 (Alligator Alley) mile marker 98
  4. 2/26/2011 UCFP156 male 3-4 yrs I-75 (Alligator Alley, MM114)
  5. 3/25/2011 FP83 female 11 yr 10 mo US41 (2 mi west of Port of the Islands)
  6. 4/30/2011 UCFP160 male 14 months US41 near 50 Mile Bend
  7. 7/11/2011 UCFP162 male 1-1.5 years SR29, Owl Hammock curve, 5.5 mi southof Immokalee
  8. 9/19/2011 UCFP164 female 3-4 years SR29, Owl Hammock curve, 5.5 mi southof Immokalee
  9. 10/30/2011 UCFP165 female 3-4 years SR29 near Collier/Hendry County line

Total: 25 mortalities, including 9 road mortalities

2010 Road mortalities

  1. 03/11/10 UCFP, female, 3 year old, Corkscrew Rd. near Marsh trailhead
  2. 03/16/10 FP174, male, 4-5 year old, I-75 MM 95 (Belle Meade west of crossings)
  3. 04/15/10 UCFP140, male, 1.5-2 year old, I-75 MM117, Bonita Springs, Terry Rd.
  4. 04/28/10 UCFP141 (K), female, 6-8 months, Church Rd. in Hendry County, 6 miles W of Felda, N of 82 and W of 29
  5. 05/03/10 UCFP142 (K), female, ~8 months, Golden Gate Estates, Golden Gate Blvd., between 5th and 7th St. NE
  6. 05/21/10 FP169, male, ~5 year old, US41 within Big Cypress National Preserve boundaries, 4km W of SR94
  7. 05/22/10 FP158, female, ~5 year old (had Kittens ~7 weeks old, never found), US41 0.5 miles E of SR92
  8. 05/23/10 UCFP143 (K), female, ~6-8 months, US41 1.4 E of 951 near Manatee School
  9. 05/31/10 UCFP144, male, 1 year, CR833, Hendry County, 0.4 N of CR832
  10. 06/24/10 UCFP145, male, 16-18 months old, SR29 ~3.7 km S of Farmworkers Village in Collier County

Total: 24 mortalities, including 10 road mortalities

2009 Road mortalities

  1. 01/11 UCFP115, male, 4 year old, Hendry County East of OK Slough
  2. 01/17 K253, male, 1.5-2.5 year old, Eastbound exit ramp I-75 & SR-29
  3. 01/20 UCFP116, female, 4-5 year old, 3 miles S of Immokalee on SR-29
  4. 03/25 UCFP118, male, 1.5 year old, Treeline Ave. between Terminal Access Rd. and Daniels Parkway around 10pm
  5. 04/09 UCFP119, female, 2-3 year old, US 41 near Turner River
  6. 05/14 UCFP121, male, 1-2 year old, SR29 Big Cypress Preserve, 4 miles South of I-75
  7. 05/25 UCFP122, male, 1.5 year old, intersection of Immokalee Rd. and Camp Keais Rd.
  8. 08/05 UCFP124, male, 1.5 year old, I-75 milemarker 90 in a fenced area
  9. 09/06 UCFP125, female, 2 year old, I-75 milemarker 96.5
  10. 10/19 UCFP129 (kitten), male, 3-4 months old, CR846 2 mile East of Immokalee
  11. 10/21 UCFP130, female, 3-4 year old, Mother of UCFP129, same location
  12. 11/01 UCFP131 (kitten), female, 3-4 month old, Hendry County Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation
  13. 11/19 UCFP132, Osceola City, Florida Turnpike, ?vehicle, decapitated
  14. 12/17 UCFP133, male, 3-4 year old, Broward City near Snake Rd. off of I-75
  15. 12/23 UCFP134, male, 3 year old, Corkscrew Rd. near CREW Gate 5
  16. 12/29 UCFP135, female, 4 year old, SR29 2 miles North of Jerome
  17. 12/31 UCFP136 (kitten), female, 3-4 month, County Barn Rd. 0.3 miles South of Davis Blvd.

Total: 24 mortalities, including 17 road mortalities

2008 Road mortalities

  1. 03/10 Logan & Collier Blvd.
  2. 04/12 SR-29 between Copeland and E Trail 41
  3. 05/23 Female, Silver Lakes Resort S of 41 on 951
  4. 07/29 Female, Immokalee Rd. 2 miles E of Oil Well Grade
  5. 10/24 UCFP111, 8 months old, SR-29 N of Oil Well Rd.
  6. 11/04 Male, 2-3 years old, SR-80 in Hendry County
  7. 11/26 Uncollared, Male, 4-5 years old, Alico/Devore
  8. 11/29 Female, 4 year old, Oil Well Rd. 1 mile E of Camp Keais Rd.

Total: 23 mortalities, including 10 road mortalities

2007 Road mortalities

  1. 01/24 CR832 Ok Slough/Keri Rd.
  2. 03/10 CR832 Ok Slough/Keri Rd.
  3. 03/21 I-4 in Orange County
  4. 03/29 US-41 W of SR-29/US-41 intersection
  5. 03/30 I-75 mile marker 123-124 just north of Corkscrew exit
  6. 04/03 2 miles E of I-75 toll booth
  7. 05/ Lakeland Polk County
  8. 05/08 Miami-Dade County
  9. 05/14 0.5 mile E of Alico at Corkscrew
  10. 06/11 SR-29 S of I-75, S of Jerome, close to Xing (second panther to be hit between the fences on this particular underpass)
  11. 06/25 SR-82 between Gunnery Rd. and Sunshine Rd.
  12. 06/25 2 miles S of Immokalee on SR-29
  13. 06/25 Ok Slough/Keri Rd.
  14. 06/26 US-41 1 mile of Krome Ave.
  15. 09/12 E of SR-29 on I-75