NEAR GLENDALE (CBSLA.com) – A video shot this week in the Verdugo Mountains above Glendale provided a glimpse into what life is like for local mountain lions.
Photos and video taken Wednesday night by local residents show a mountain lion — known to National Park Service biologists as P-41 — dragging a deer from a hiding spot where he had buried it.READ MORE: Man Struck Multiple Times In Daylight Shooting In Riverside
Earlier photos showed a bobcat and coyote sniffing around, searching for the deer.READ MORE: Emmys Vow A Good Time After Bleak Year; 'Crown' May Rule
The photos and video were taken by Johanna Turner and Dan Potter, local residents who are part of the Save LA Cougars campaign, which is a partnership between the National Wildlife Federation and the Santa Monica Mountains Fund. The campaign is aiming to get walkways built for wildlife, such as cougars, that can cross our freeways.
The region’s freeway network has served to isolate the mountain lion population in the Santa Monica Mountains, biologists say. Earlier this month, biologists confirmed that a 4-week-old female mountain lion recently discovered in the Santa Monica Mountains was likely the product of inbreeding.MORE NEWS: Military Plane Crashes In Residential Area In Lake Worth, Texas; 3 Injured, Up To 6 Homes Hit
The NPS has been studying mountain lion movements in the Santa Monica Mountains since 2002 using GPS collars.