Part of the study I posted about earlier in this thread studied cougar feeding habits. Cougars routinely take elk. If a 150 lb cat will take down a 600 lb elk it would have no reason to think it could not take a 250 lb man. We should also assume the cat would have no issues taking a human. Only abundance of their preferred food stops them. I have been stalked before, as have several of my hunting buddies. None of us go into the woods unarmed. I had to chase the cat that stalked me to get it to change its mind about following me. They have little fear and great curiosity, long teeth and claws. Bad combo.
You can't fix stupid....however ignorance can be cured through education!