Mountian Lion Martial Arts?

Mountian Lion Martial Arts?
Mid Peninsula Regional Open Space District wants you to defend yourself from big cats…. But not with a gun

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California – -( In the Sierra Azul Preserve next to Los Gatos, the government warns you that you may be attacked by a mountain lion while on the trails.

And they clearly state they want you to fight off the attack……but they just don’t want you to use a weapon.

And especially not a gun.

So just how do the benevolent Environmentalists at the Open Space District suggest you defend yourself?

Trail Regulations posted on the website are quite clear about what you are not allowed to do in the Preserve. They state……..

“For Your Safety and the Protection of the Environment…

Visitors are responsible for knowing and obeying the District’s Land Use Regulations District Ordinances

Weapons: Weapons of any kind are prohibited on preserves.”

Mountian Lion Martial Arts
Mountian Lion Martial Arts?

Do not run from a lion. Instead, stand and face the animal. Make eye contact. If you have small children with you, pick them up if possible so they don’t panic and run. Although it may be awkward, pick them up without bending over or turning away from the mountain lion.

Do not crouch down or bend over. If you’re in mountain lion country, avoid squatting, crouching or bending over, even when picking up children.

Do all you can to appear larger. Raise your arms. Open your jacket if you are wearing one. Throw stones, branches, or whatever you can reach without crouching or turning your back. Wave your arms slowly and speak firmly in a loud voice. The idea is to convince the mountain lion that you are not prey and that you may be a danger to it.

Fight back if attacked. Hikers have fought back successfully with sticks, caps, jackets, garden tools, and their bare hands. Since a mountain lion usually tries to bite the head or neck, try to remain standing and face the attacking animal.

So, in summary…….. Stand up straight, engage in a staring contest, bad mouth the lion in an authoritative voice, wave your arms, and make yourself look big. And if all this fails, get in a wrestling match with the cat.

Try as I might, I can’t find any reference to a Mountain Lion martial arts program being sponsored by the Open Space District.

Maybe it’s time someone locked up one of these idiots in a cage with a Mountain Loin and let them show us how it is done.

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