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Let's give P-22 the mountain lion a better name!




Mountain lion P-22 coughs up a hairball from the deer he's eating. Doesn't he deserve a better name? That's where you come in.
Mountain lion P-22 coughs up a hairball from the deer he's eating. Doesn't he deserve a better name? That's where you come in.
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This week, we got another glimpse of P-22, the mountain lion who has graced Los Angeles with its presence, appearing impossibly iconic near the Hollywood sign in one photo, mangy and sad in another, and Monday, a little ticked off but ultimately surprisingly patient when discovered under a house near Griffith Park

But Google "P-22," and you get, alongside the lion, photos of a handgun made by Walther, the makers of James Bond's famous PPK. 

(Image: Walther Arms website.)

I suppose there are parallels. Each P-22 is a beautifully made precision killing machine. But Off-Ramp thinks the lion deserves more of a name than P-22, which, for all I know, denotes the number of poodles he's eaten. 

And that's were you come in. Please suggest a better name for old P-22 and we'll pick a winner, and rename him in an on-air ceremony next week. Leave your suggestions below, and stay tuned.