MAJOR WILDLIFE ASSISTANCE COLLIER COUNTY
The Miami Regional Communications Center received several calls about a panther on I-75 near mile marker 90. Lieutenant Bulger and Panther Biologist Mark Lotz responded to the area and were on the lookout for the panther. Lieutenant Bulger was flagged down by a construction worker who was in the area and had observed the panther. Once the panther was located, Biologist Lotz was able to open a section of the Panther Preserve high fence and the men were able to herd the panther back through the gap.