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Meet the Verdugo Mountains' very own mountain lion: P-41
Meet the Verdugo Mountains' very own mountain lion: P-41

Johanna Turner, a sound effects editor for Universal Studios, joined the ranks of citizen scientists years ago, placing remote cameras in the San Gabriel Mountains to record the movements of wildlife. After the 2009 Station fire tore through the San Gabriels, Turner moved her photographic equipment to the nearby Verdugo Mountains, a small, isolated range that includes portions of Los Angeles, Burbank and Glendale. Within two weeks, in spring 2010, her motion-activated lenses had captured video and still shots of a mature male puma. Over time, she and a fellow amateur, Denis Callet, shared a succession of their images with a National Park Service biologist, who on May 7 caught and...

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