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Old 06-19-2007, 11:27 AM
 
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Panther found dead along SR 82
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:59 AM
 
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It's a real shame, and I doubt it will be the last. People FLY down that road.
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:15 PM
 
Location: in the southwest
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Deputy Steve Cart said he was driving through the area and found the animal still breathing at the side of the busy road.

"I saw it take its last breath," Cart said.


Are there many Florida panthers in captivity?
If so, what kind of conditions do they have?
(seems to me that wild felines never do very well at all in captivity, but I would hate to see this species go extinct.)
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:04 PM
 
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When you pave roads, people move to Florida; people drive fast; animals get killed. The answer is to not pave roads - leave them graded dirt and gravel! The same people that complain about animals getting killed are generally the same ones who complain about traffic, bad roads and the government not spending enough to improve roads.

Less taxes = less government = less roads = less people moving to Florida. People, we have created our own problems.
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:27 PM
 
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When you pave roads, people move to Florida; people drive fast; animals get killed. The answer is to not pave roads - leave them graded dirt and gravel! The same people that complain about animals getting killed are generally the same ones who complain about traffic, bad roads and the government not spending enough to improve roads.

Less taxes = less government = less roads = less people moving to Florida. People, we have created our own problems.
Very true!!!..And that is why we live in a rural area on a private dirt drive.
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:41 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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Deputy Steve Cart said he was driving through the area and found the animal still breathing at the side of the busy road.

"I saw it take its last breath," Cart said.


Are there many Florida panthers in captivity?
If so, what kind of conditions do they have?
(seems to me that wild felines never do very well at all in captivity, but I would hate to see this species go extinct.)
You might enjoy reading this. I use to live down the street from this place. The panthers actually "purr."
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Old 06-19-2007, 04:30 PM
 
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This isn't just roadkill, it is a rare animal. It's not like deer that are all over the place.

They are so reclusive, I wonder what it was doing in the road. Maybe something was wrong with it.
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Old 06-19-2007, 04:37 PM
 
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When their land is developed, they don't move on but are often found walking down the road looking confused.
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Old 06-19-2007, 04:42 PM
 
Location: in the southwest
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You might enjoy reading this. I use to live down the street from this place. The panthers actually "purr."
Reading what, hiknapster?
Were you going to post a site?
I would love to hear panthers purr.
I am sorry that their territory is being taken away.
It is happening in Colorado, too.
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Old 06-19-2007, 04:46 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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Oh no, it's official, senility has set in!

Sorry about that...

EVERGLADES WONDER GARDENS
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