Bobcat, Part of Biologists' Study, is Hit and Killed by a Car in Calabasas

Officials with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said Monday that an adult male bobcat was killed by a car on Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas on Friday.

The bobcat, named B-361, was struck "at almost the same exact spot of the road where B-356 was hit and killed by a car last July. Sadly, being struck by a vehicle is the second most common cause of death for bobcats in our study, second only to mange," Ranger Ana Beatriz said.

The animal was collared by biologists on Nov. 6, 2018.

Beatriz said the animal's carcass has been picked up and he will undergo a necropsy.

"As with all the other animals in our bobcat study, collecting tissue samples and learning about the general health of the animal is a critical part of our research," Beatriz said.

"As a side note, please be careful when driving! We share the Santa Monica Mountains with large wild animals like deer, bobcats and mountain lions who sometimes make attempts to cross the road (and freeways even!)," park rangers tweeted.

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