Yup... that, and don't effing spook them on purpose! It's not like it's a damned cat that's just going to jump straight up and fall off the back of the couch while you LOL. It's a damned big beast that 9 times out of 10, will strike at EXACTLY what spooked it.
It's 110% instinct. And as a smaller human, you will lose. Painfully.