Adventure Location: Rockport, Texas
From the Big Bend NP Website is this important news.
"A female hiker was injured by a mountain lion while hiking in a remote area of Big Bend National Park on Friday, November 23. Andrea Pinero Cebrian and her companions were exploring the Mesa de Anguila near Lajitas when she was attacked. Cebrian was treated by Terlingua Medics and her injuries are not considered to be life threatening. The Mesa de Anguila has been closed to all visitors while rangers and park biologists investigate and patrol in search of the mountain lion."
On Big Bend Chat was a publication that said the hiker and her two companions tried to out run the lion instead of following proper wild country procedure. She was last in line of the group.
Folks if you are going out into the wild country please take the time to learn proper procedures for dealing with the inhabitants of the wild country.
Now the question is what should you do? The answer is at the Bibe website. Go to this page and study it carefully, it can mean life or eaten.
Here is an excerpt from that page about lions.
“Big Bend is mountain lion country, especially the Chisos Mountains. While lion attacks are rare, several have occurred in the last decade. Should you encounter an aggressive mountain lion, hold your ground, wave your arms, throw stones, and shout. Never run. Keep groups together and consider hiking elsewhere with young children if you come across a special mountain lion warning sign posted at a trailhead.”
As you read, the hiker and her companions tried to outrun the lion. YOU CANNOT OUTRUN A LION or most other wild mammals.
Running from a mountain lion is NOT a good way of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.