And yeah bears are obviously bigger and more powerful but I was under the assumption that they were easier to scare off and didn't attack unprovoked as often as mountain lions do. Maybe a mountain lion wouldn't *kill* me but it'd still be awful to be attacked by one.
"moose are more dangerous than bear"
Are you also basing this on how many folks are killed by moose a year? Maybe that has to do with people underestimating them/not being as naturally afraid of them as their are of the aforementioned predators?