P-45 mountain lion gets reprieve as rancher calls off the hunt

More protective livestock pens recommended for predator defense


LOOK—A woman makes a plea for cougar safety during a public meeting last week in Agoura.
Frustrated and afraid, Victoria Vaughn-Perling decided to act.
Having lost 10 of her beloved alpacas Nov. 19 in a single mountain lion attack, the rancher turned to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for help.
What the department suggested started a firestorm, with Vaughn-Perling at the center.
The 58-year-old Malibu resident now says she never wanted P-45, the cougar believed to be respons...

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