Researchers were working this week to perform a necropsy on a 150-pound mountain lion struck and killed on the eastern side of the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills.
The lion was found Oct. 7 on the side of the freeway near Liberty Canyon Road. Motorists reported that it tried to cross northbound lanes about 1 a.m.
The investigation into the lion's death was put on hold until this week because of the federal government shutdown. Researchers with the National Park Service have been monitoring the mountain lion population in the Santa Monica Mountains for years.
Agoura Hills Patch will post the results as soon as they become available.
A necropsy is an form of an autopsy done on an animal to determine the cause of death.