The cats can’t eat everything in one day, and often lose the battle by lolling about until they’re ready for a refill. It can run around 64-80km/h. Mountain lions tend to pounce on prey, tackle them and gouge their mid-sections with their claws before trying to bite the throat and snap the neck. It is equipped for hard action in winter and mountain warfare. Build it as high as you wish Keep in mind, though, that mountain lions can jump 15 feet from standing and 40 feet running, so the best option is for the fence to be angled outwards because cats usually get deterred from something that is past that 90 degree angle. It might not kill them, although they’ll be hacking and coughing for a few days if you do it lightly. Animals are tougher than we are, and even starving cougars have done things that would earn a human the Medal of Honor. Yes. You won’t find many trail spears for sale these days. Against a mountain lion you’ll need at least a six-inch blade if you know what you’re doing and you’re strong. No wonder there aren’t many of you left. 578 Posts #4 • Dec 29, 2009. You couldn’t carry a firearm in a national park at the time, but I did have my two-and-a-half-inch utility knife and I started folding out the blade as a precaution. It is … Some found tools like rocks, or had something useful with them like a pocket knife, but small weapons don’t have much effect on lions. Of the cases I studied, I found two of these.