A six-year-old girl was attacked by a 160-pound mountain lion as she was walking through a park and was rescued just in time when an adult that was nearby punched the cat in the ribs.
I get my caption for these from a news report from back in the late 1980s when California started talking about outlawing the hunting of lions. There was one news shot of some aging hippie woman standing on the streets of San Francisco uttering those exact words.
Keep in mind that her idea of wilderness was probably Golden Gate Park in the city of San Francisco.
First it was killing them, then they started pushing against running them with hounds. Within 5 years, mountain lions had lost their fear of humans and dogs and suddenly everybody was in a panic when they started showing up in the suburbs, and in one case right in downtown Turlock, a city of about 40,000 (give or take) at the time.