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Mountain Lion Stalks Utah Hiker

I saw this six minute video on my Facebook page, of a guy who went for a jog on a trail in Utah, when he happened to come across a mama mountain lion and her cubs.

 

 

Being a protective mama, she "escorted" him away from her babies.

 

 

The guy did the right thing, by staying upright, walking backwards slowly, making noises.

 

 

If he had crouched down to pick up a rock, he would've made himself smaller, and that's when she would've attacked, same thing if he had ran.

 

 

You never run or bend down to pick up something.

 

You maintain visual contact, back away slowly, make noises, and try to make yourself as big and scary as possible.

 

 

When mama felt that he was far enough away from her babies, she broke off the pursuit, and ran back to her cubs.

 

The guy was not hurt.

 

He might have needed a change of shorts afterwards, (so would I!) but physically he was uninjured.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ktRhBcHza4 

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Re: Mountain Lion Stalks Utah Hiker

@Anonymous032819 

 

TMZ just showed that clip minutes ago before i saw yours!

 

That was scary!!

Glad it turned out ok..momma turned around and left  and guy was unharmed!  Wow!

 

Guy did everything right by not running from her!

 

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Re: Mountain Lion Stalks Utah Hiker

Was he filming this at the same time? That would be the last thing on my mind to do. 

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Re: Mountain Lion Stalks Utah Hiker

I saw this on the news last night.  If you watch the video right after this one where they interview the guy, he says that he finally bent down and threw a rock at the mountain lion.  That's when she ran away.  Very scary!  It shows him throwing the rock in the video after the long one.


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Re: Mountain Lion Stalks Utah Hiker

@NickNack   I saw that also.  Some of the othe online videos kinda left that part out.

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Re: Mountain Lion Stalks Utah Hiker

Quite amazing.  We have just about everything where we live.

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Re: Mountain Lion Stalks Utah Hiker

They also showed it today on The Talk. 

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They're playing this over and over on the news.  I've seen it 4 times today.  That poor cat is so skinny, she needs a good meal.  No wonder if she has 4 kittens.

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Re: Mountain Lion Stalks Utah Hiker


@NickNack wrote:

I saw this on the news last night.  If you watch the video right after this one where they interview the guy, he says that he finally bent down and threw a rock at the mountain lion.  That's when she ran away.  Very scary!  It shows him throwing the rock in the video after the long one.


I saw that too!  He actually did pick up a rock & throw it which made the mountain lion run away.

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Re: Mountain Lion Stalks Utah Hiker

We had mountain lion sightings last year at our condo complex, which is set on a lot of land, near a river in a CT shoreline town...just weird to me they were around here. I saw the pictures neighbors took...BIG! Luckily, we never came face to face, I hope I never do! We have all kinds of wildlife around here. Foxes, deer, wild turkeys, turtles, geese...all those I get...but a mountain lion. Yikes!