Florida panther rescued by FWC: Young female feline seen dragging her hind leg

FWC rescues injured panther - A 9 month old Florida panther is resting and recuperating now in a wildlife center in Yulee, Florida, after being rescued.

A homeowner near a Collier County neighborhood spotted the female panther twice in one day. He notified the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission which found the animal dragging its rear leg.

She was sedated and brought in for care.

The young feline needed surgery to repair a compound fracture in her hind leg; she also had other injuries that appear to be the result of being struck by a car.

FWC officials say she came through the surgery well. If she continues on her current track, they say the young  panther has a good chance of being able to return to the wild one day.

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