Observation ID: 87708

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 12/19/2021 - 20:15
Condition
Dead
Animal
Mountain Lion
Identification Confidence
100% certain
Observation Date / Time

Mt lion was about ten feet from the edge of the road, on the south side of the south bound lane of Highway 1 and about 50 yards from the Vandenberg Village exit sign. Lion was probably a road kill and had bloating in the abdominal cavity. We would guess it had been dead for one to two days and it did not smell. We could not see any physical damage but we did not move the carcass. The body length was about four feet. The coat was in excellent condition.

Observer
Tyler Conrad and Peg Beebe
Travel Frequency
weekly
Estimated Time Since Impact
definitely less than 24 hours
Carcass Position
road shoulder
Roadway Speed Limit
65 mph
Road Type
state / rural highway
Location Description
Mt lion was about ten feet from the edge of the road, on the south side of the south bound lane of Highway 1 and about 50 yards from the Vandenberg Village exit sign
Roadside Features
concrete median barrier

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