Cougars, also known as mountain lions, are one of the more frightening animals found in the mountains. These stealthy cats can weigh 200-pounds and are capable of mind-boggling feats. They can bound up to 30-feet at a time and leap almost 15-vertical feet. There are an estimated 20,000-40,000 cougars living in the western U.S. and many of us recreate or live in cougar territory.
This video offers some tips to survive a cougar attack. Don’t be fooled by the comedic clips. There is good information here.
- Don’t turn and run. Back away slowly while maintaining eye-contact
- If it comes to it, fight back with all your strength. Go for the cougar’s eyes, neck, and sensitive areas.
- Make yourself look as big as possible and make loud noises.
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