Imagine for a moment that you are camping deep in the wilderness and you hear this blood curdling scream coming from just outside your tent. The hairs on the back of your neck sticking up, anxiety and fear causing your blood pressure to rise and you are clueless as to what lurks just outside your tents door.
Surprise! It’s just a super dangerous mountain lion!
Although it sounds like something out of an old horror movie, the mountain lion’s scream is part of its mating ritual. The piercing scream is used to attract a mate, and to scare off rival mountain lions who might be competing for their mate’s affections. If you’re looking for a scream to use in your haunted house this year, consider using the mountain lion’s. And if you’re camping and hear screaming in the woods, don’t investigate. In the best case scenario, it might be a mountain lion looking for love, and you don’t want to interrupt that.