Cat killing justified, officer says

Male cougar shot after attacking Monte Nido boy


MOTHER AND CHILD—Mountain lion P-54, shown here, gave birth to a pair of male offspring in 2020. One of the sons, weighing 65-pounds, attacked a 5-year-old Calabasas child last Thursday. Courtesy of NPS

A mountain lion’s apparent quest for food, a mother’s instinct to protect her child and the deadly incident that followed put the community on high alert the morning of Aug. 26 after a cougar attacked a young boy at his home in the rural Calabasas community of Monte Nido.

The 5-year-old chi...

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