I saw this today on For The Win USA TODAY – Watch: Backpacker has standoff with cougar, birds come to her rescue: https://ftw.usatoday.com/2021/12/watch-backpacker-has-standoff-with-cougar-birds-come-to-her-rescue. Longer article. Way to go birds.
David Strege December 11, 2021
A backpacker in Arizona became terrified when she came face to face with a mountain lion that perched on a tree over her campsite and refused to leave.
Tiffany Foster was on the fourth day of a five-day solo backpacking trip in Saguaro National Park and had just witnessed a herd of deer stampeding up out of the canyon where she was camping.
“After probably three to five minutes, I turned around and there was a huge cat clinging to a tree about 10 feet from me,” Foster described on her Semi Feral Hiker YouTube video. “It was perched about 2-3 feet off the ground on the trunk of a tree.”