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Should you report a mountain lion sighting?

Your chances of encountering a mountain lion are small. However, mountain lion attacks have been on the rise as humans increasingly enter these cats' territory. If at any time you spot a mountain lion, report the sighting or encounter to your local forest ranger station or visitor center as soon as possible.

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Similarly, you may ask, should I report a mountain lion sighting?

Your chances of encountering a mountain lion are small. However, mountain lion attacks have been on the rise as humans increasingly enter these cats' territory. If at any time you spot a mountain lion, report the sighting or encounter to your local forest ranger station or visitor center as soon as possible.

Also, how rare is it to see a mountain lion? It's very rare to see a mountain lion, but if you live in an area where they have been sighted, we recommend the following safety tips: Hike with friends, when possible. If you hike alone, try not to do it at dawn, dusk or night.

Considering this, what to do if a mountain lion is stalking you?

Here is the short version of this post: If a mountain lion is stalking you:

  1. Stop running / don't run away.
  2. Appear larger than you are.
  3. Don't crouch down.
  4. Make eye contact.
  5. Speak firmly and calmly.
  6. Throw things.
  7. Fight if there is an attack.

How do you scare away mountain lions?

Steps

  1. Recognize the signs of a pending attack. If a mountain lion is less than 25 yards away from you and is staring directly at you, it is preparing to attack you.
  2. Back away slowly.
  3. Make some noise.
  4. Make yourself larger.
  5. Have a weapon to defend yourself.
  6. Protect your neck, throat, and head.
  7. Report the sighting.

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