These are some quick Cougar safety tips to keep in mind when out in their natural habitat.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife walks through some cougar safety tips for you and your pets. While cougar attacks are extremely rare they do happen in the U.S. and Canada so it pays to know what to do when facing these apex predators.
These are some good practical points if you have a chance encounter with a mountain lion while out on the trail. Many of these tips are very much like bear awareness tips for aggressive bears. Always the top one is to not turn and run as this triggers the cougar’s natural pursuit instinct; and guess what, you won’t win that foot-race.
Keep these cougar safety tips in mind and educate your family because you spend a lot of time in wild places.