The Real Danger
Our stupid state has banned mountain lion hunting for the last ten or fiftenn years. Once in awile you here of stories of these cats with little fear of humans.
Last year a guy was up in our foothills cutting logs with a chain saw. He put the saw down to take a break. A cougar was standing in the grass less than one hundred yards from him. Apparently a chain saw does not disturb them much.
The guy kept a shotgun in his truck. He grabbed it, loaded it, and racked a round into the chamber. He was getting ready to defend himself. The cat then turned around and walked away into the forest at slow pace.
Bold coyotes are bad enough. Here in California we have bold mountain lions.