Laramie, Wy – This week a Laramie hiker had an encounter with a mountain Lion in the snowy range mountains. Such stories can strike fear in the minds of those who enjoy the outdoors but Game and Fish spokeswoman Michelle Zitek says it should only make people more aware. Zitek says people should not fear mountain lions, because they are rarely seen. But if people are fearful they should carry pepper spray. Zitek says if someone does get attacked they should fight back and report the incident to the game and fish department.