Don’t take the bait, kill rodents safely


Photo courtesy of National Park Service



The headlines are repetitive, the news, quite frankly, repulsive: Another mountain lion in the Santa Monica Mountains dies from anticoagulant rodent poisoning.

The latest death was discovered Sept. 9 when National Park Service biologists hiked into Topanga State Park and found an otherwise healthy 6-year-old male cougar, known as P-30, dead from what was later said to be a high amount of nasty rodenticide in its system. ...

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