- Never run from a cougar (fast movement triggers their chase and kill instinct)
- Maintain constant, direct eye contact, and remove sunglasses
- Make loud continuous noise
- Be prepared: Carry bear spray, a fixed blade knife and air horn or whistle
- If attacked, fight back, focusing blows to the cougar’s eyes and muzzle
- Enjoy the outdoors in groups of two or more
Paula Wild's book The Cougar: Beautiful, Wild and Dangerous, is also a plea for peaceful coexistence with the wild cats. She's speaking at the Vancouver Public Library Monday night.