Rodent Poison Found in Two Dead Southern California Mountain Lions.

One of two mountain lions found dead recently in the Santa Monica Mountains was killed by potent chemicals used to poison rodents, according to National Park Service researchers who have been studying the region's famed big cats for nearly 20 years.

The mountain lion, known as P-30, is the fifth in a long-term study of the species whose death was connected to the rodent poison. An otherwise healthy 6-year-old male cat, P-30's official cause of death was anticoagulant rodenticide poisoning, NPS biologists said Tuesday.

The cause of death for a second mountain lion found dead in August in the Malibu area has not been determined, but similar poisons were found in her system, the NPS said.

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Mountain-Lion-Deaths-Wildlife-Los-Angeles-Malibu-Santa-Monica-Mountains-Animals-562539291.html?amp=y

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