I've been thinking about how I could defend myself if I come face to face with a vicious puma. I've been testing things on my cat Squiggles because I think there might be some behaviours that are common to all cats. Here's my latest idea, based upon the way Squiggles will chase an ostrich feather.
Let's say the vicious puma and I are about 10 feet apart. I cast a weighted ostrich feather as far as I can away from me using my carbon fiber fishing/tent pole which has already been baited with the feather, and an appropriate weight, and quick release buckled to my waist belt. Vicous puma chases feather while I sneak off in the opposite direction.
This is just the first draft of my idea so I am open to ideas from others as to how this idea might be improved.