By Miriam Raftery
Photo: Bobcat with necrotic mange in Deerhorn Valley, 2012
November 18, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) – Deadly outbreaks of mange in wildlife across California has been linked to second-generation anti-coagulant poisons meant to kill rats and other rodents. Locally, numerous cases of mange have been reported among coyotes in Lakeside as recently as this month. In Deerhorn Valley, the Antler documented bobcats dying of necrotic mange from second generation rodenticides in 2012.