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Famous Los Angeles Mountain Lion Exposed To Poison Famous Los Angeles Mountain Lion Exposed To Poison

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mountain lion that appeared strong and healthy when it was photographed as it ruled a wilderness park in the middle of Los Angeles has been exposed to rat poison and is suffering from mange, officials said.

Scientists noticed the big cat known as P-22 was sickly when they recaptured it last month to replace batteries in its GPS tracking collar, National Park Service spokeswoman Kate Kuykendall said Thursday.

The 4-year-old cougar probably ate animals exposed to poison from residential rodent traps, she said.

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Source: GrandViewOutdoors