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In another story from 2018, a mountain lion killed S.J. I recall that it looked at me, then bounded up the trail like a giant jack rabbit, fortunately away from me up trail! Kaufmann ended up with 28 stitches and some puncture wounds, as well as an incredible story of survival. This mountain lion in particular is not afraid nor aggressive toward humans, even taking down deer while people were around. Many potential victims have fought back successfully with rocks, sticks, caps, jackets, garden tools, their bare hands, and even mountain bikes. Thanks for the article. From there, he tried to pin the animal’s legs down and hit it with a rock, but was unsuccessful. This lion is displaying a very different behavior; she definitely wants the human to see her and know that she’s intent on protecting her kittens.”.

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I probably have more write ups on mtbr.

It was in the Gila Wilderness years ago. I recall that, someone on one of those sites saw the same lion kits near IBM/Santa Teresa Park in the same time frame in the ’90s: (2004 post) An adult mountain lion leapt across the trail in front of me at dusk about 10 years ago. A mouse tries to run to safety. I was surprised at all the accounts of people successfully fighting off mountain lions with sticks, rocks, random outdoor gear, and their hands.

In fact, east of the Rocky Mountains, the only breeding mountain-lion populations are in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Florida. Oh, and one more thing, this article is focused on North American mountain-lion populations.

Les tableaux sont le meilleur endroit pour sauvegarder des images et des vidéos. And, oh, yes, from the very first time (San Diego 100, 2013) I happened to do the right thing. Throw rocks at the cat. Since a mountain lion usually tries to bite the head or neck, try to remain standing and face the animal. Lots more wolf and bear encounters.

Moveover, that’s just documented attacks. I noticed something, and turned my head to the right, and a full grown mountain lion was coming up behind me and to my right, focused on my dog (ignoring me completely). I’d love a similar article on snakes. The one time I had my two small boys with me, carried one and held the other by the hand until we got to the car.. that’s the most spooked I have been. The mountain lion starts slowly moving toward me. In an interview with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Travis said his “heart sank into his stomach.” (I bet it did!). A map showing mountain-lion range in green and mountain-lion sightings outside of their known range in 2017 in grey circles. Image: Liza Howard. :), I frequently run In Boulder, and cat tracks are a frequent sight in the area, especially in the winter when you can see them in the fresh snow, I have not seen a cat in Boulder, but have had the sense of being watched many times coupled with lots of fresh prints in the snow! A map showing confirmed mountain-lion sightings from 1990 to 2017 outside of their known range. Also recommend reading “Beast in the Garden” by David Baron. As someone who runs on the trails and also in mountain lion territory, these stories have made me wonder how often these encounters occur, and what I would do if caught in the same situation. It crouched down and slowly retreated into the bushes. And he made noise while keeping himself upright (except to pick up a rock) to try to scare her away. How did I not know your name is Cat Magnet?? Carry a portable air horn or other noise-maker. We left those areas quickly and noisily. P.s. Pick up a big stick and wave it around. I will definitely take a look at that book.

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Never seen one while on foot, though have found fresh deer meat and bones a couple of times. It’s the deranged ones that do, kind of like the deranged people that kill people. {{collectionsDisplayName(searchView.appliedFilters)}}, {{searchText.groupByEventToggleImages()}}, {{searchText.groupByEventToggleEvents()}}. I won’t address the mountain lion’s important relationship to the ecosystems they live in, their reduced habitat due to human encroachment, their innate value, or their awesomeness. Maintain eye contact and slowly back away toward a building, vehicle, or busy area. (2018 post about event maybe 10 years earlier) I’ve probably told this one before here in an old thread, but, with my first dog, we had a really close encounter in Quicksilver Park. (I’d like to apologize to my husband for reading most of these out loud before bed last night.). Thanks! Glad this one went the opposite direction. I’ve only seen a dead mountain lion. Once it was done it was a pretty cool experience. There have also been other recent stories involving mountain lions including a hiker killed, a mom saving her son, and a 3-year-old boy being dragged off while he and his family were hiking.

I respect the fact that these animals have dominion over their habitat and that I have been allowed to pass through so many times, fortunately without having to use the tools this article provides. I managed to keep backing up until it was well out of sight and go back the way I had came, getting in a little more vert than intended. Mountain lions aren’t looking for a good fight. It was just staring at me. I did have a cat encounter in the mountains outside Leadville where we were hiking through a willow that had a creek running through it, and to one side is a rock band. I don’t care how well your training is going, you won’t outrun a mountain lion.

Shortly after he made it to the top of Towers Road, he heard pine needles rustle behind him. Ask yourself, What would a mouse do in a face off with a house cat? I run in the mountains of Colorado mostly. There’s a reason my name is “Cat magnet”. Photo: Liza Howard, Henry Hobbs (left) and Joe Prusaitis practicing looking bigger together. And, as a runner, what should you do if you encounter a mountain lion? Le design Getty Images est une marque de Getty Images. Holler whatever comes to mind. Nice article. As I came up a hill (just a mile from the trailhead), a mountain lion was standing on the trail in front of me, not 25 ft away. The goal of this article is to address your parents’ worries that you’ll be attacked by a mountain lion while you’re out trail running–and maybe your concerns too. You can also subscribe without commenting. In a panic, I don’t want to forget what to do. Explore {{searchView.params.phrase}} by color family {{familyColorButtonText(colorFamily.name)}} Now you got me wanting to see a mountain lion out on the trail. Rassembler, sélectionner et commenter vos fichiers. He finally is able to get a rock and throws it at the lion, striking her and scaring her away. I see plenty of those and I’m sure most are harmless. I have a healthy fear of moose, bees and snakes, which have no innate fear of man. I will be racing the Tahoe Rim Trail this summer. The author giving her best impression of big. Try Birdwatching, California is Running Low on Natural Resources. Then do the opposite.

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