Defending Against a Mountain Lion Attack

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Defending Against a Mountain Lion Attack

Mountain lions are found throughout mountain ranges across western North America.  They are generally reclusive animals that avoid initiating attacks upon humans.  However, attacks do happen from time to time, and they can be precipitated by factors such as territorial encroachment, the perception of a threat or simply out of pure aggression.  There are a few things that you can do before and during an attack if you don’t have a gun handy, and anyone who plans on being in the mountains should consider these options.