Friday, September 23, 2016
Mountain Lion in Guy's Face
This is interesting. A lion is an ambush hunter mostly. This looks to be a case of confrontation and stare down. Certainly enough to send the observe up a tree.
I am more concerned by the lack of fear. We have not been serious about hunting apex predators for a couple of generations. That leads to a serious increase in direct confrontation. That is not a good plan. It is far better that they avoid us.
This will start to be a serious problem. Young children are terribly vulnerable to both cougars and wolves who normally avoid adults. Coyotes are also a potential threat to the very small.
I have walked fearlessly in the woods for years but remain conscious of just how blind we are. A cougar can sit in a handy tree apron and watch you go by ten feet away