Yesterday, we here at the morning show were glued to our TV sets watching local news coverage of a 3-year-old mountain lion that had somehow gotten loose in the city streets of Santa Monica.
The wild animal was discovered by a janitor at around 6 a.m. in the courtyard of a building.
Officials were called in to handle the situation and after a series of attempts, they were forced to shoot the cat and as a result, it died.
It all seemed so sudden to us. Why couldn’t they tranquilize it? If it was in an enclosed space, couldn’t they keep it away from the general population?
Carson wanted to get to the bottom of this, so he called up Paul Hamdorf from the Department of Fish and Game Law Enforcement to shed some light on the situation.