Mountain lions, also known as Cougars and Pumas, are a large and aggressive predator of the Americas, most notably North America. They are not known to be in either the Democratic or Republican parties but perhaps should be, given that introduction. They hunt a variety of prey in the mountains and hills of the Rockies through to Patagonia.
Adult males can weigh up to 100 kg and stand almost 3 feet tall at the shoulder. They are the fourth largest big cat, globally, so are a formidable creature by any standards. The following video contains an interview with a runner who was attacked by one of these magnificent cats. His story is a sobering lesson to all who venture unprepared into the wilds of a mountain lion hunting range.