Thread starter shintoooo; Start date Oct 13, 2020; 1; 2; Next. This encounter by San Stukel in the South Dakota woods resulted in some extraordinary footage you have to see to believe. Joined Oct 22, 2009 Messages 23,267 Reaction score 34,828. This could be detrimental because hunters are searching for the big prize -- often a mature, adult cat -- leaving the juvenile lions to take residence in what used to be the adults' territory, the experts said. "You don't see cats, but most of the time they see you," he said. Stone’s incident is a good example of how running or turning your back on a mountain lion will actually make it give chase. Mountain lions are much less dangerous to hikers in North America than snake bites, lightning strikes and even bee stings.. An avid hiker who was stalked in Utah by a mountain lion talks about the terrifying experience. By far the most terrifying clip we found shows a mountain biker in Fernie, British Columbia who comes face to face with a mountain lion along the trail. This is a list of known or suspected fatal cougar attacks that occurred in North America by decade in chronological order.The cougar is also commonly known as mountain lion, puma, mountain cat, catamount, or panther.The sub-population in Florida is known as the Florida panther.. A total of 125 attacks, 27 of which are fatal, have been documented in North America in the past 100 years. Target sensitive areas like the eyes and nose. James Wierzba had a close encounter with a mountain lion on a trail in San Pedro Valley Park in Pacifica, California, on October 7.Wierzba told Storyful he lives three blocks from the park and it is not unusual to see deer, skunks, raccoons, and coyotes in the area. "So, basically, what we found was that increased hunting was causing the problems, and decreased hunting solved the problem," Wielgus said. — A mountain lion encounter can be a scary thing, but there are ways to be safe. How To Avoid a Mountain Lion Encounter. He does all the right things and the mountain lion leaves him alone. LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. (KABC) -- An Inland Empire family and their dogs had a brief, scary encounter with a mountain lion that they found hiding in their garage. “Hold on there kitty. The shaky camera shows just how scared this guy truly was during the encounter. For starters, check out this clip shot by Trevor Rasmussen who was hiking in Glacier National Park last year when a big cat approached on the trail about 50 feet away. Called this Cougar to the camera using a hand call in NW Montana. monitoring_string = "68ec033d54c4f3b1ca4aca7f4c1e01ca", 5 of the Most Haunted Hiking Trails in America, 6 Tips for High Water Spring Trout Fishing, How to Fish for Trout in the High Sierras, 3 Things to Remember Fighting Big Bass to the Boat. When it comes to personal safety, always be aware of your surroundings, wherever you are; throw things actually be aggressive towards the mountain Lion. But if you live, work or recreate in cougar habitat, there are things you can do to enhance your safety and that of friends and family. Spotting large predators in the wild is a thrill for any hiker or outdoorsmen, but coming face-to-face with a 220-pound cat can turn a walk in the woods into a fight for your life. During mountain lion encounters, people should look big, talk firmly and loudly and throw sticks, rocks or other objects toward the animal. Stumbling upon a mountain lion is pretty rare, but if you happen to do a lot of stuff outdoors, it’s good to be prepared just in case. But if you live, work or recreate in cougar habitat, there are things you can do to enhance your safety and that of friends and family. The same advice typically applies to bear encounters as well. — A mountain lion encounter can be a scary thing, but there are ways to be safe. When it comes to personal safety, always be aware of your surroundings, wherever you are; They are also a danger to humans. A mountain lion expert at the University of Alberta, Mark Boyce, told the station run-ins with cougars are extremely rare. Juvenile cougars were also responsible for the attacks that garnered national attention in recent months. Man vs. Mountain Lion: A Near Deadly Encounter Caught on Video October 13, 2020 By Joshua Skovlund Snapping jaws, claws swinging through the air, the mountain lion came in hot and ready to pounce, driven to protect her cubs with a lethal barrage against an unfortunate 26-year-old trail runner who happened to stumble upon them. Mountain Lion Safety Tips Encounters with cougars are rare. Utahn Kyle Burgess went out … Similar to avoiding black bear encounters or grizzly bear encounters, a mountain lion encounter can usually be avoided by making your presence known.When hiking in cougar country, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and be loud.. Never hike with earphones or … "From the 60s until now, you've had a steady progression of conservation benchmarks that have brought us to the distribution of mountain lions in the west," Williams said. Video gone viral of a man encountering a mountain lion in the Utah County area. Jogger encounters a mountain lion. I went from being ecstatic for seeing them to being really scared.”. Kyle Burgess looks on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at cellphone video he took of his encounter with a mountain lion while on a run in Slate Canyon near Provo. On Sunday morning, residents in Natomas were startled to hear that a mountain lion was on the loose. Affiliate Disclosure: Evolve Media LLC, and its owned and operated websites may receive a small commission from the proceeds of any product(s) sold through affiliate and direct partner links. Mountain Lion Safety Tips While Hiking: What To Do & How To Behave. And as the cats slowly reclaim habitats they have occupied for thousands of years, their populations are also distributing eastward to places that didn't used to house them, Williams said, describing the mountain lion population as the "success story" of large cats, whereas other cat populations throughout the earth, such as the African lion, is "declining rapidly.". PACIFICA, Calif. -- When it comes to mountain lions, there are close encounters, and then there's what Timothy Kerrisk saw Saturday evening in Pacifica. Thread starter shintoooo; Start date Oct 13, 2020; 1; 2; Next. After a few false charges, she eventually scurried off back into the woods, but for this young hunter in Colorado, her encounter was far more frightening. Catch up on the developing stories making headlines. -- Stay calm when you come upon a lion. Why they did this we don’t know? Although rare, mountain lion attacks are a constant danger for Colorado residents. "We're killing far more than we were during the bounty period," she said. Do not turn your back on the lion. Jogger encounters a mountain lion. How to Survive a Mountain Lion Encounter. COLORADO SPRINGS — A man on a hike in Utah was stalked by a mountain lion on October 10 for over six minutes. Use rocks, jackets, sticks to turn away the mountain lions. The following videos posted to Youtube in recent years provide a blood curdling look at some close encounters. Safety tips from the Cougar Fund for recreating in mountain lion habitat. He stays real quiet, just like a prey animal and turns to run away. Utah Mountain Lion Encounter Captured in Terrifying Video While it contains explicit language, this terrifying video shot shot early October 2020 in Provo’s Slate Canyon shows what can happen when you encounter a cougar on the trail. Why mountain lion encounters seem to be on the rise, according to experts Posted on 04/06/2019 Humans are increasingly coming in contact with mountain lions, raising questions as to whether humans are to blame and how they can safely coexist with the large cats. October 29, 2020. Other Websites on Mountain Lion Safety and Awareness. The trick is to keep the equilibrium of hunting to population growth. Dallas County had an extremely rare visitor last week. Pelosi, Schumer back bipartisan $908B pandemic relief proposal as basis for talks, Couple arrested after boarding flight knowing they had COVID-19: Health officials, 'Assume you became infected' at Thanksgiving: WH task force, Airlines no longer required to treat emotional support pets as service animals. Wierzba said the mountain lion was very interested in a deer grazing in the field and seemed calm. Go. Mountain lion attacks on humans are extremely rare. Cougar stalk: Utah jogger on six-minute encounter with a mountain lion. Next up is Donnie Stone, a jogger in Grand Prairie, Alberta. How to Prevent a Mountain Lion Encounter Prevention is key with mountain lions. Due to its wide range, it has many names including puma, mountain lion, panther, painter and catamount. Next Last. If You Encounter a Mountain Lion. She's making herself look bigger, keeping the guy moving backwards now in most mountain lion encounters the advice is to you know, stand up be big, Be loud. Lions have been driven away by prey that fights back. Newsline Reporter Britney Sam has the coverage. Stone said he had always wanted to see them but this was a little more than he bargained for. A hiker survived a terrifying encounter with a mountain lion in Utah after the animal chased and charged at him on Saturday. Reactions: Dkahnjob, Pelon, PaPaG and 6 others. Mountain lions are quiet, solitary and elusive, and typically avoid people by nature. Mountain Lion Foundation portals are gateways to knowledge about mountain lions including biology, behavior, safety, and threats to the species. Reactions: Dkahnjob, Pelon, PaPaG and 6 others. People have fought back with rocks, sticks, caps or jackets, garden tools and their bare hands successfully. Mountain lions – also known as cougars, pumas or panthers – are some of the most frightening animals you can encounter in the North American woods as the below videos certainly demonstrate. Secretive and largely solitary by nature, the cougar is properly considered both nocturnal and crepuscular , … The cougar is the second-largest cat in the New World after the jaguar . In addition, deer and elk herd typically congregate in south and west-facing mountain slopes in the winter -- areas where humans like to build homes as well due to the low elevations -- and the cougars follow their food, Hayden said. Also called cougars, pumas, and panthers, mountain lions can hurt livestock. The latest confrontation involving four mountain lions on a porch in Conifer, Colo., prompted a Facebook post by Colorado Parks and Wildlife on what to do if you encounter a mountain lion: Do not approach a lion. Act like prey, draw in predators. PACIFICA, Calif. -- When it comes to mountain lions, there are close encounters, and then there's what Timothy Kerrisk saw Saturday evening in Pacifica, California. Watch the full video below or here. “How are you? Dr. Robert Wielgus, former director of the Large Carnivore Conservation Lab at Washington State University, found through 20 years of research that increased hunting for cougars resulted in increased immigration by young cougars, most of them teenage males. In this next video, you can see a hiker who encounters a mountain lion sitting on the trail. “Be good, kitty.”. In addition, the advent of social media allows people to share these images to a wide audience, she said. Kyle Burgess, 26, recorded the six-minute incident in … A mountain lion stares warily at a hiker who encountered it Thursday on the Sweeney Ridge Trail between Pacifica and San Bruno. Recommendations for Mountain Lion Encounters, from the National Park Service: Stay calm.