The Journal Star brings out a timely story on how to act if you run into a cougar. They also do a great job of creativity telling you that if the cougar attacks, you're screwed. One of my favorites' "Raise your arms. Throw stones, branches or whatever you can reach without turning your back or crouching. Wave your arms slowly above you." If you can't bend over; where are you supposed to get the rocks and sticks?