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Poisons pose a big problem to wildlife

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February 08, 2005

Regarding "Poisons Claim Two L.A. Area Cougars" [Feb. 1]: A review of the literature reveals that these two dead cougars are not the exception: There are a significant number of wildlife deaths due to vitamin K-inhibiting rodenticides. Let's remove poisons from the hands of the inexperienced; our wildlife has enough problems.

Jay Litvak

Costa Mesa

I'm curious whether wildlife officials consider the animals' deaths the accidental result of the lions eating prey that ingested rodenticides, or whether humans setting out poison-packed snacks might have been a factor.

William Campbell

Los Angeles

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