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RE: Seattle runners. Cougar attack (fatality) in Washington: Same trail as the course used for downhill marathons?

Bad Wigins wrote:

Ignorance ... wrote:

back woods wrote:
Cougar attacks are quite rare.

So are crocodile attacks, but it's wise to not go swimming where they are, or you will be dead.

Crocodile attacks are the most common of any big predator.

If a cougar stalks you based on what you act like, it may be better to not just hike along down the trail, because that looks passive like a prey animal. Bring a stick and every so often beat the crap out of a tree with it. Chase squirrels. Scare the birds and make them call warnings about you, build up your reputation.

Yeah! Establish your street cred! Good thinking!

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