Mar 17, 2013 at 9:47 am #1300569
Link above shows a simple coat trick that might help discourage a cougar.Mar 17, 2013 at 9:51 am #1966654
Ben 2 WorldParticipant
@ben2worldLocale: So Cal
That's what I keep reading too — Be Big. Trekking poles would come in handy too.Mar 18, 2013 at 12:41 pm #1967052
Cougar safety:Mar 18, 2013 at 2:04 pm #1967085
@squarkLocale: SF Bay area
anyone know if cougars like catnip? Just curious.Mar 18, 2013 at 2:19 pm #1967092
I would guess from the video that the odds are good that cougars like catnip.
Note to self….empty all pockets of catnip before entering the woods.Mar 18, 2013 at 3:22 pm #1967114
Behave yourselves around older women. Renee is 17 years older than I. This one statement is all you need to know about cougars.Mar 18, 2013 at 5:22 pm #1967152
@mtnratLocale: Southern Cdn Rockies
Don't make eye contact. Back away from the bar. Call your good looking kid sister to come and pick you up.Mar 18, 2013 at 6:12 pm #1967168
Hey Sean, can I call your good looking sister?Mar 18, 2013 at 7:24 pm #1967234
Well once again Chaff takes an innocent public service announcement and mocks it and the gentle soul who posted it.
As Wonder Boy would say…….jerks!Mar 18, 2013 at 8:21 pm #1967258
Should have posted in Philosophy and Techniques to be taken more seriously. Have to wear your thick cougar skin in Chaff.
All in fun Daryl.Mar 18, 2013 at 8:57 pm #1967268
I appreciate Daryl's efforts to keep Chaff more alive.Mar 18, 2013 at 8:59 pm #1967270
I'm waiting for a demostration video from Daryl and Squiggles.Mar 18, 2013 at 9:07 pm #1967278
I see Wonder Boy morphed back to his familiar self.Mar 20, 2013 at 7:38 am #1967780
"Should have posted in Philosophy and Techniques"
Too serious, no sarcasm, no insults, no fun.
Only Chaff makes me suddenly laugh out loud with a mouth full of food.
Only Chaff can hoist one upon their own petard.
Only Chaff can deliver the punch line to a straight line from a gentle, sensitive soul like myself.
Only Chaff can give each poster his/her fair share of abuse.
Only Chaff has their own theme song.Mar 21, 2013 at 8:49 am #1968151
just Justin WhitsonMember
"anyone know if cougars like catnip? Just curious.
Some might, but i remember from going to the Big Cat Rescue and Reserve in FL some years ago, that some of the bigger cats do like catnip, and some like cinnamon a lot. I seem to remember that cougars tend to like the cinnamon more? But don't quote me.Mar 25, 2013 at 8:47 am #1969332
@millonasLocale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
The stuff in the video is mostly old hat. The most interesting one I heard aout from the animal behaviorists is to paint/draw large eyes on your helmet (around here most of our – rare – mountain lion attacks are on moving mountain bikers), shirt or equipment. Apparently the cats like to attack out of a blind spot. If they see eyes then they figure it may be a waste of energy. This would be much more useful, if it actually works – in the vast majority of cases you are not going to *see* the cougar that attacks you or have any time to scare it off! Might be interesting to market shirts with the eyes ready made on front and back. Not sure if it would work on the other kind of cougars.
I go hiking solo all the time in the mountain-lion-rich area around here. I have never seen one, but assume I have been seen *by* one tons of time. Sometimes I get that feeling I'm being watched – but it is probably just that I have been thinking about being eaten by a mountain lion for the past several minutes when out alone in the middle of the mountains. LOL
Unfortunately I missed the one that apparently was just walking along the road 100 feet from my house last year.Mar 25, 2013 at 9:31 am #1969350
I've considered painting eyes on the back of my black pack. Not sure what would signal "eyes" to a cougar, however. I'm also a little concerned that it might make my gear look less fashionable than it is.
Maybe just two white circles about 1.5" in diameter?
Ideas?Mar 25, 2013 at 9:56 am #1969359
spelt with a tParticipant
@speltLocale: SW/C PAMar 25, 2013 at 3:31 pm #1969478
Very realistic.Mar 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm #1969793
@cfrey-0Locale: US East Coast
So if I understand spelt, I should be totally cougar-proof with this set-up. I mean if this doesn't say "Cougar keep away", what does? I am so happy for all the expert advice on BPL. It makes me feel safe in the outdoors.Mar 26, 2013 at 1:31 pm #1969794
You have gone too far.
I googled "cougar hors d'oeuvres" and the photo you posted came up.Mar 26, 2013 at 2:03 pm #1969811
@cfrey-0Locale: US East Coast
Oh well. If you don't think spelt's tactic will improve my general safety, I guess I'll go back to my regular set-up below. What could possibly go wrong?
Thanks for all the advice.
(and yes, in case you were wondering, that is a sub-5-pound base weight)Mar 26, 2013 at 5:39 pm #1969869
That is soooooo funny. I can't quit laughing. Thanks for posting that cute little guy.Mar 31, 2013 at 9:58 am #1971363Mar 31, 2013 at 10:16 am #1971369
I'm 68 years old. Woman in the video looks like a young cougar to me.
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