Emergency Information

Mountain Lion Encounter

  • Directly face the mountain lion and make yourself as large as possible, standing straight up, raising your arms.
  • Do not approach the mountain lion.
  • Do not bend down or go into a kneeling position; your smaller appearance may make you look like a four-legged prey animal
  • Do not turn and run. Running may encourage the mountain lion to chase.
  • If you have a small child with you, pick him/her up so they do not panic and run. Try to avoid turning away as you pick the child up.
  • Finally, if the mountain lion is aggressive, throw stones, branches , etc.
  • If an attack is unavoidable, fight back! There are many cases of lions being driven off. Always try to remain standing; if knocked down, get back up immediately!


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