Cougars are a potentially dangerous animal, although attacks on humans are rare.

Cougar Facts and Safety
Cougar Facts and Sfety

When you walk or hike in
the forest, go in small groups and
make enough noise to prevent
surprising a cougar. Pepper
spray and a sturdy walking
stick are a good idea to carry to
ward off an animal. Make sure
children are close to you and
under control at all times
Do not approach a cougar.
Most cougars will avoid a
confrontation.
Stop, stay calm and don't
run.
Fleeing or quick movements
may trigger an attack.
Face the animal, stand
upright,
talk calmly and firmly
to it, and give it a way to
escape.
Do all you can to appear
larger.
Open your jacket. Raise
and wave your arms.
Pick up small children
immediately
so they won't
panic, flee, or make rapid
movements.
If a cougar behaves
aggressively, become more
assertive: shout loudly at it,
throw branches or rocks, or
whatever you can, without
crouching or turning your back.
Fight back if it attacks you.
Remain standing or try to get
back up.

FACT OF INTEREST
A cougar can leap over a bus the long way!

BEAR FACTS
General rules and information.

RATTLESNAKE FACTS
Rattlesnake Facts and Basic Emergency Care.

CAMPGROUND INDEX

DISCLAIMER:
Information contained on this page is for general reference purposes only. Cougars can not be predicted.

www.dispersedcampgrounds.com
CAMPGROUNDS OF THE USA