Although mountain lions are such majestic and delicate creatures, a close encounter with one of these wild cats is something you should avoid. But what if you’re left with no choice? Well, then you grab your cellphone to better capture the moment. At least that’s what this man in Colorado did, when not one, but four mountain lions decided to visit his porch. Needless to say, he admired the unexpected visitors from inside his house!
Andy Davis, a wildlife enthusiast, from Conifer, could not believed his eyes when he wake up and looked through the window. Four mountain lions were exploring his back porch and Andy was happier than ever.The man hurried to capture the once-in-a-lifetime moment on camera.
“I was just amazed.It just blew my mind,” the man told FOX31. “My whole life I’ve been waiting to see cats. I have never seen a mountain lion the whole time I’ve lived up here.”
Even it was a pretty short (and highly unexpected, though) visit, it was enough for Andy to grab some snaps and a footage of the felines. A mother and her three cubs, the mountain lions explored Andy’s porch and drank some water from an improvised fountain he got there, before turning away and disappearing back in the woods.
“It definitely was the most amazing thing I’ve ever see,” Andy told the news station. “I highly doubt I’ll ever get to see something like that again.” Admiring these incredible animals from such a short distance, was definitely a sight to behold from Andy, but he’s also aware of how dangerous they are. So he alerted all his neighbors about the mountain lions.
Watch the moment, here:
The National Wildlife Federation highly recommends to avoid interactions with this wild animals, because they can be extremely dangerous, especially in the wild. Whenever happens to came across a mountain lion, here’s what you should do:
-Stop. Never run from a cougar and do not approach the cougar
-Maintain eye contact with the animal
-Stand up tall
-Do not crouch or squat
-Make yourself look bigger by raising and waving your arms or jacket above your head
-Talk firmly in a loud voice, back away slowly, and leave the area
-Pick up children and pets or keep them very close
-Fight back if you are attacked! Protect your head and neck.