Mountain lions and your dog
“Wildlife is opportunistic. And I would say definitely mountain lions are an opportunistic predator. A couple of these dogs were not small by any means, in the 70 pound plus range. But if a cat just happens to be in proximity, the dog presents itself. Beyond that, none of these were witnessed in terms of the actual attack itself. So it would be conjecture on my part to try to characterize that interaction. You know, of was it strictly an ambush or did the dog pursue the cat? I can't say. It's really hard to say why they're taking dogs other than it's just an opportunity to potentially go after food. Mountain lions don't know when the next meal is coming, so something presents itself. It may take that opportunity. So keep that hunting dog hunting, as opposed to being hunted.