Surviving a Mountain Lion Attack
Mountain lions are fast and powerful predators. They also have the largest habitat range of any animal in our hemisphere. These territorial felines can be found in swamps, forests, deserts, and mountains. Also commonly known as cougars, pumas, and panthers, mountain lions are mostly found in the western half on the United States, although they have been found east of the Mississippi River. Mountain lions are ambush predators, solitary creatures, and tend to avoid humans. Like most animals, mothers are extremely protective of their young.