The Santa Monica Mountains in California are home to beautiful sights, Native American history, and dazzling peaks. They are also home to mountain lions.
Just last weekend, a mountain lion attacked nearly a dozen alpacas and a goat at two ranches in the Malibu hills. Now, the lion’s killing spree might be ending.
Mountain lions are protected in this area, and it is unlawful to hunt them under a voter-approved law passed in 1990. However, if a mountain lion harms any livestock, you can request a “depredation permit,” which allows you to hunt and kill a mountain lion within a 10-mile radius.
Of course, this particular cat, known as P-45, has some people fighting to save it. We’ll keep you posted if more details become available.