April 26, 2010
A New Mountain Lion-Awareness Video
In this four-minute video, the Colorado Division of Wildlife explains that you are unlikely to see a mountain lion in the wild but nevertheless offers suggestions for dealing with them. I like the guy with the bicycle.
Note the "guard animal" at 3:12 or so.
All well and good, but I can tell you from personal experience that throwing rocks and sticks may elicit mere curiosity from the big kitties. I have seen them respond to gun shots over their heads with merely a feline blink. "Hmm, loud noise."
Style note: I still cannot hear "recreate" as a verb without flinching, but what else do you say?