-do not run
-turn and face her
-raise your arms and do whatever you can to look fierce
-scream as loud as you can
-if you know you are in puma country, carry a loud horn with you
-do not walk quietly–surprising a puma is not good
-remember they are more afraid of you than you are of them–really!!
Of course, the big problem with making a lot of noise as you hike is this: you won’t see any wildlife at all.
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