A Malibu ranch owner who obtained a rare 10-day permit on Monday to shoot and kill a mountain lion that has been slaughtering animals in the area is not planning to kill or capture the lion, her attorney said. Read full report.
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Biologist Alessandra Soresina spent much of the late 1990s and early 2000s driving around looking for big cats. She knew the local feline population well enough that eventually she'd amassed massive files on each individual. She knew their movements, she knew which cats were friends with which other cats, and she'd even made some guesses as to the structure of their family trees. But sometimes after seeing an individual two or three times in a year, they'd disappear. Entire social groups would collapse.
The Malibu rancher who this week obtained a permit to shoot and possibly kill a local mountain lion now says she doesn’t want to harm the big cat. Read full report.
Hundreds turned out Wednesday night for what turned into a contentious community meeting in Agoura Hills held to discuss how Santa Monica Mountain residents can better coexist with the local mountain lion population. Read full report.
P-45’s days may be numbered. The 5-year-old mountain lion has managed to cross busy roads safely, has avoided ingesting a lethal dose of rat poison and has successfully claimed his territory from his fellow cougars — all challenges that have stymied other members of the mountain lion population in the Santa Monica Mountains. His fatal mistake, however, was doing what mountain lions naturally do so well: killing and eating prey. Read full report.
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