Posted by: chasker | July 19, 2007

Cougar Advice

Thanks to my wife, Tiffany, for sending along this article from yesterday’s San Francisco Chronicle. Without knowing it I did everything right in staring down that cougar, while my colleague, Andy, showed some schoolgirl errors in how he dealt with the situation.

Anyone who spots a mountain lion nearby should never run. Instead, make eye contact and stand your ground, and try to appear big and aggressive. Throw stones and branches without bending or turning away. If attacked, fight back.

On another note, I owe Andy an apology. It seems that you can interchange wildcat, cougar and mountain lion. Are these three the same animal?



  1. “school girl”… as a former kick ass school girl, I’m offended!

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