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[–] lettersofmarque 0 points 48 points (+48|-0) ago 

Whip out your laser pointer and you're all good.

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[–] Jay_Mac 0 points 32 points (+32|-0) ago 

Its what cats crave.

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[–] White-Supremacist 0 points 46 points (+46|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It's got electrolights.

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[–] White-Supremacist 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

"It'll blow your tail clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question. Do you feel frisky? Well do ya kitty?"

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[–] tendiesonfloor 0 points 37 points (+37|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Avid hiker. I would literally shit my pants.

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[–] con77 1 points 19 points (+20|-1) ago 

they do now

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[–] 10099309 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Even with a semi auto it's tough shit if the thing takes the initiative before you spot it

During the 30 seconds or so while the guy was walking near by, It had thousands of opportunities to rip that hiker wide open in a blink of an eye

Hell, even with an auto you would have high chances to hit shit before you get fatally wounded

In a situation such as this one, the firearm's noise is a greater asset than the bullet itself

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[–] White-Supremacist 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I was warned to carry when going into forests, this being one of the reasons. Made me wonder how a good spear would do in situations like these. Primarily because I worry about bear attacks in some areas and some guns are said to just piss off some bears.

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[–] Alopix 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

I mean, spotting it before walking under it should be a huge relief.

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[–] Gorillion 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

He's too busy thinking about the sweet views he'd get on his gory death video.

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[–] MrAryan 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

It's really cool how you did that to the picture.

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[–] VivaFrei 1 points 15 points (+16|-1) ago 

Serious question: what on earth did you do at this point? There is literally nothing you can do to out run it, out climb it... do you try to scare it off by throwing things? Or do you just close your eyes, continue walking, and pray to God?

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[–] LiberationArtFront [S] 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You back off, slowly back off, while watching it....if you have any weapon be ready to use it, carry bear pepper spray.. But back off very slowly while stare that Cat straight in the eyes, if it gets any more aggressive you can 'throw shapes' swing a bag or wave a coat toward it while shouting aggressively. Cats are kinda lazy predators would rather kill a little deer or rabbit or something. They rarely risk killing big prey because it can leave them with injury and a Cat with a damaged paw can starve itself to death...these guys are 'lone hunters' so unlike the wolf they have no family to help out if they get hurt and the Cat knows this instinctively so they rarely take big risks and go for easy prey. Walking past with your back would be risky, Never climb a tree all Cats are excellent climbers, never walk or run away and turn your back on a wild Cat its basically saying 'I'm bambi eat me' an invitation to attack. The 'Mountain Lion' or Cougar or Puma will rarely ever attack a person, they are not the apex predator in its range, often yielding to the Jaguar, gray Wolf, American black Bear, and big Grizzly Bears.

The Cougar is a predator but also has that look of worry or fear a Jaguar is different might surprise attack a human, its a much more dangerous predator due to size and strength. Tigers and African Lions are different again, would easily kill a human in one second, you're not going to communicate the wild 'Big Cats' unless youre looking at a recently captured one through a cage in a zoo or with a group of armed guys on some India/Africa Safari the Big Cats its usually fight/shoot or die, but again even big Cats have come to some level of understanding with humans. Bears are different to Cats, the way to avoid a wild Cat attack is almost totally different to avoiding surviving a Black Bear Attack but 'bear pepper spray' is also useful, Polar Bears are different again to Browns and Grizzlys it has been known for centuries that Polar Bears they attack humans and they can stalk a human being for days, with a Polar Bear you Assume it is always an attack and he is predatory and that the Bear won't stop attacking you. A Cougar is much smaller so attacking a human is too much trouble. my guess is the Cat was equally as shocked to find humans in the area but they have better senses only the Cats will have heard/spotted the humans a good few mins before the people spotted the Cat. The Cats are inquisitive animals, also very curious like other creatures Monkeys, Raccoons, Dogs etc Kitty might have even had a fresh kill or baby cubs in the area.

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[–] Subtenko 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

backaway without direct eye contact too iirc

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[–] Floodthewestcoast 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Make yourself as big as possible and try to scare it off. Grab sticks or branches, even take off your jacket and hold it up over your head if you have to. Make a ton of noise. Cats don't really want a fight.

This is the exact opposite of what you want to do with a bear. Appear non threatening. Keep facing the bear but avoid eye contact and back away very slowly until out of sight and then run like hell.

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[–] 10100892 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I was under the impression that Brown bears are the one kind of bear that is usually more scared of you than you are of it (largely only attacking if its children are nearby or you get too close to it), with the answer to every other kind of bear being "be as non-threatening as possible until you can back away out of sight, then run like hell".

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[–] hypercat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

usually they just run away or chill where they are at. Unless they have a baby kitty around. We had one get treed by a dog a while back. They are totally weenies unless pressed. We have them on the local school campus (woods, hippies, slugs, kitties) they just say be big and loud and throw shit, and travel in groups of more than one. I had one in my back yard and it just hung out for a bit, didn't even scare the damn local cats.

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[–] aria_taint 1 points 15 points (+16|-1) ago 

Fudge has been made, code brown!

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[–] CowWithBeef 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

That's beautiful. I'm glad we still have large predators in NA.

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[–] hey_girls_pm_me_toes 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

Go to Alaska , humans are close to the bottom of the food chain

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[–] Schrodingers_Spy 1 points 15 points (+16|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Try Australia - humans are literally the bottom of the food chain.

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[–] OneNutWonder 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

A friend of mine owns a ton of wilderness land. One winter his truck got stuck in deep snow trying to get to his little cabin. It was dark, and for over a mile a pair of glowing eyes followed him from the tree line. He said it was the most terrified he's ever been, even with one hand on a pistol and another on a flashlight.

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[–] Strange_Attractor 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Probably a wendigo

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[–] Glockamole 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I would have let one slip a few feet from those eyes fuck that!

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[–] RoundWheel 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Generational primal.

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[–] Gorillion 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

#ratemykill

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[–] xenoPsychologist 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

dont all mountain lions have it? surely im not the only one!

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