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Mountain Lion Killed in Agoura Hills

A young, uncollared mountain lion is fatally struck by a car on Kanan Road.

Patch file photo of a mountain lion in the Santa Monica Mountains
Patch file photo of a mountain lion in the Santa Monica Mountains

By City News Service

A young, uncollared mountain lion was fatally struck by a car on Kanan Road, just south of the Ventura (101) Freeway, on Monday, the National Park Service confirmed Thursday.

The kitten was estimated to be about 4 months old, and the lack of a tracking collar suggested that an uncollared female was roaming the Santa Monica Mountains, according to the Park Service.

The body of the mountain lion was turned over to a biologist with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and taken to UCLA for DNA testing, which may yield answer questions about its mother and father, according to the NPS.

In October, a mountain lion was killed on the 101 Freeway near Liberty Canyon.

In 2007, a mountain lion known as P-9 was fatally struck on Las Virgenes Road, NPS officials noted, adding that collisions with vehicles are the second most common cause of mountain lion deaths in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Rick Petitfils January 24, 2014 at 05:00 PM
Slow down people. I see too many people going 70+ on Kanan and Las Virgenes. Most don't know how to maneuver on mountain roads.
Wendi Werner January 24, 2014 at 07:15 PM
Please slow down. I live in Malibu and so many commuters are driving way too fast. Another deer struck on PCH yesterday. Pleeeeease slow down.
rubberband January 26, 2014 at 12:59 PM
Poor thing....I love mountain lions....Slowing down will save their lives (critters) and yours.
Nona Green January 28, 2014 at 11:27 AM
Speed limits are too high, enforcement too low. This needs to stop. We also need to save the Chesebro Meadow as an alternate wildlife corridor.
Wendi Werner February 02, 2014 at 01:12 AM
And stop using rodenticides. They are killing our wildlife.

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