- Associated Press - Saturday, December 10, 2016

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - A California mountain lion that killed nearly a dozen alpacas owned by a Malibu woman will find a new hurdle if he tries to strike again: Protective pens to keep the livestock safe.

The Los Angeles Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/2gL664J ) Victoria Vaughn-Perling and volunteers with the Mountain Lion Foundation built four pens on her property Friday.

The pens are designed to keep the alpacas safe while also respecting P-45, the mountain lion suspected of killing 10 alpaca and eating one from Vaughn-Perling’s ranch.

Vaughn-Perling garnered national attention after obtaining a state-issued permit giving her the right to kill the animal. She later said she never intended to kill the lion.

The cost of the lion-resistant enclosures was covered by the National Wildlife Federation.



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