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Re: [RC] Mountain Lions - Debbie Parsons

I?saw a cartoon in?a newspaper many years ago that showed a?hiker meeting a mountain lion on the side of a narrow mountain trail. The hiker was standing there holding a small log above his head thinking "If I make myself look big, he'll go away." The mountain lion was shown thinking "Wow! That's enough for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner!!"

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 8:50 PM, Ann Blankenship <greenwoodann@xxxxxxx> wrote:

Subject: [RC] Advice on Mountain Lions


Well, we can only tell you about Western Mountain Lions, not Eastern Mountain Lions, as my husband from Tennessee would say.:)..? but in the California foothills we have a lot of mt. lions.? People see them regularly.? One lady got eaten a couple years ago but she was a runner and the cougar had a cub.? Riders see them all the time and I have never heard of a lion chasing a rider here.? There was some story about that several years ago back east someplace but I don't know if it was true or what the circumstances were.? They will occasionally chase a mountain biker (must be exciting for the biker).? As previous advice stated, get LARGE, get LOUD, don't RUN.? If you encounter a lion while you're with children, pick up the children and try to appear BIG.? (or I guess you could throw the child in the general direction of the lion and run like hell....? <ok just kidding, don't get jumpy>


[RC] Mountain Lions, Ann Blankenship