New research suggests that human voices terrify most mountain lions, a finding with implications for their hunting habits. When UC Santa Cruz scientists played recordings of people talking near mountain lion kill sites, the cats fled 83 percent of the time. The study also found that the frightened cougars took longer to return to their prey and fed for shorter periods, behavior changes that may affect how well they can sustain themselves in populated areas.
High Sierra Mountain Lion Encounter Caught on Video
On the first day of a backpacking trip in the High Sierra, two hikers came face to face with a mountain lion. They got proof.