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.