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Old Yesterday, 09:19 AM
 
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The very act of running (for those who choose this form of exercise of trail running, as opposed to walking for hikers), will increase the chance of something like this happening so close the their natural habitat, due to triggering the predator-prey instinct of the animal. Running may also decrease your chances hearing approaching dangers, especially if also wearing a music device like an iPod.

Looks here that when suddenly faced with a Fight or Flight situation, his adrenaline fueled the former, with very fortunate results for him.
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Old Yesterday, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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The very act of running (for those who choose this form of exercise of trail running, as opposed to walking for hikers), will increase the chance of something like this happening so close the their natural habitat, due to triggering the predator-prey instinct of the animal. Running may also decrease your chances hearing approaching dangers, especially if also wearing a music device like an iPod.

Looks here that when suddenly faced with a Fight or Flight situation, his adrenaline fueled the former, with very fortunate results for him.

NOT running helped...and is recommended with animals such as bear, wild cats, etc. Any animal that hunts prey would be alerted to chase if a person runs in fear.
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Old Yesterday, 09:50 AM
 
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NOT running helped...and is recommended with animals such as bear, wild cats, etc. Any animal that hunts prey would be alerted to chase if a person runs in fear.
The running I mentioned is in reference to the activity that lead to this encounter (trail running), not the action taken following confrontation by the mountain lion. Current recommendations are against running after being confronted.
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Old Yesterday, 10:05 AM
 
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Assuming a person is being attacked by a carnivorous wild animal and the person did not provoke the animal to where the person will get attacked, fighting back is justified at times. Only downside is that the death of a cougar might mean another #MeToo moment.
This just isn't so. Fighting back always is allowed and justified even in CA. A dead mountain lion killed in self defense is not against any law.
If someone carrying a gun, rifle, or bow sees a mountain lion at a distance relaxing or minding it's own business, shoots it and then claims self defense, that another story.
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Old Yesterday, 10:29 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Sharting yourself upon seeing a lion is a good option to make yourself as unappetizing as possible.
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Old Yesterday, 10:37 AM
 
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Sharting yourself upon seeing a lion is a good option to make yourself as unappetizing as possible.
And always carry a roll of TP.
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Old Yesterday, 12:16 PM
 
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Sharting yourself upon seeing a lion is a good option to make yourself as unappetizing as possible.

Urinating on oneself and a little accurate projectile vomiting couldn't hurt also.
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Old Yesterday, 01:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Urinating on oneself and a little accurate projectile vomiting couldn't hurt also.
+1

But, running sometimes makes me do that anyways......
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Old Yesterday, 02:59 PM
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It is illegal in CO to kill lions without a permit, even if they are threatening you or a domestic animal. Killing a lion that is attacking a domestic animal is illegal.Killing a lion that has made contact with you is allowable without punishment.
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So do I have this understood correctly, in CO you have to wait until an ML actually makes contact with you before legally being allowed to kill it? And in CA only if it is threatening PUBLIC safety (which would exclude personal safety)?

I'm a big fan of cats, both domestic and wild, and certainly would not want one to be harmed or killed unnecessarily, but isn't it kinda too late once the cat has made contact? According to much of the info posted here, it certainly would be.

"Better To Be Judged By 12 Than Carried By 6"

I sincerely hope this doesn't become a problem here in New York, the lawmakers would likely state that you would have to legally allow the cat to consume one of your limbs if you had proper equipment to tie off/quarterize or otherwise stop the bleeding to save you life. Deadly force only to be used if it tries to consume a second limb.

And if one walks into a Public Library, you must not harass it or prevent it from eating any of the patrons.
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Old Yesterday, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Riding a rock floating through space
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The idea that someone could be prosecuted for killing a wild animal in self defense is absurd. So it's legal to kill a human who is attacking you in self defense but not a cat? c'mon.
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