Here's what it is like to go mountain lion hunting at close range.
These lucky hunters got within 10 feet of a large cat while out mountain lion hunting.
Luckily, the hounds were able to intimidate him enough to keep him from attacking.
Like they mentioned, they were lucky that this mountain had "little cat" syndrome meaning that it didn't feel big enough to attack confidently. These big cats are known to take down horses, but this one was a little too hesitant.
I'm not sure what my reaction would be if this happened while I was out mountain lion hunting. I felt kind of bad watching as this big cat didn't quite know what to do.
He should have high-tailed it outta there!