FWC has warning for drivers in areas of the state known for the big cats.
Photo: Keith Lovett, Palm Beach Post
State wildlife officials are asking drivers to slow down when passing through "Panther Country."
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says you should look out for the large cats. They estimate that around 15 of the 23 documented panther deaths so far this year have been because of car collisions.
Last year, it was nine of 24 documented deaths. Darrell Land is the Panther Team Leader for the commission.
He says drivers that slow down can help make a difference in the conservation of the endangered species.