Mountain lions are typically very shy and tend to prefer to avoid people.
Mountain lions (Puma concolor), also known as cougars or pumas, are very efficient and effective predators. Although they are normally shy and elusive around humans, lions can still present a danger to people and animals.
During times of drought or massive deer and elk die-offs, lions may be seen more frequently and in closer proximity to developed areas. They often move closer to areas utilized by people in search of food and water.
The tips listed below can help you avoid conflicts with mountain lions - whether you're just going for a hike in the woods or making your residence in an area occupied by mountain lions.
Recreating in Mountain Lion Country
Living Near Mountain Lions