While it’s quite rare, humans and cougars do sometimes wind up face-to-face. If that happens, here are a few steps to get out of that situation as safely as possible:

1. Know your tracks.
2. Keep your friends close.
3. Let it go.
4. DO. NOT. RUN.
5. Show them who’s boss.
6. Throw sticks and stones.
7. Fight back.
8. Do not play dead.

Want to see our original article on Cougar encounters? Click HERE

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Brandon Wood

Born and raised in the great state of Virginia, Brandon is a former opera singer (true story) who’s had the outdoors flowing through his veins since day one. Brandon now lives in Colorado with his daughter Sydney (AKA, Baby Gearist).

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