Mountain lions killed on Highway 33 prompt wildlife crossing questions


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Jenny Fitzgerald discovered this dead female mountain lion last week just south of Casitas Springs. (Photo by Jenny Fitzgerald)

Kimberly Rivers, Ojai Valley News correspondent
A young female mountain lion was killed last week, apparently hit by a vehicle, on Highway 33 just south of Casitas Springs. This is the second big cat to be hit in that area since early December, according to multiple reports.

“It was a young female, good body condition,” said Jenny Fitzgerald, a resident of Ojai who works as a carnivore intern in the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation (SMMR) area.

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