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Kyle Burgess was hiking in Utah when a cougar began chasing, lunging and charging at him. Burgess recorded the nearly six minute encounter before he was able to scare the animal away with a rock.
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    Him: "I don't feel like dying today"
    Is there a day that's good to die?
    He got a get out of death pass. Make some possitive life changes bro

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    Almost 6 mins of video and throws a rock after 5 mins of walking backwards being followed by the thing and surrounded by rocks the whole path. Yeah ok .

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    Cougar protecting her babies.. Don't be in the land of the wild. Without carrying a sense of respect for dwelling on their land. Run through a canyon with a sense of security, you've already disturbed the natural presence..

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    BloodknowsnomonkeyZ67.4

    She was playing with him and he took wrong ! lol

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    Find another place to hike and get educated about how to behave in Mountain Lion habitat. I'm glad for the outcome of this hiker and hope he learned from this experience. Disturbing predators like mountain lions and bears with young is a very dangerous scenario.

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    Thank goodness he stopped to film the cubs or he would have ran right into momma and the outcome would have been different.

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    WTF you are in Utah and have no gun? At 1st I thought you were in California.

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    That's the one Daniel was upset at in Life is Strange.

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    He needed to change his diaper afterwards‼ 💯🤣😂

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    That cougar's name is Kamala and she knows you're easy prey when you're unarmed.

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    Honestly i feel like i could take on a cougar I'm just build different haha

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    Who needs a gun when you've got nerves of steel like this guy ???

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    Thats why i believe goin hiking walking trails you need to carry a weapon steel tht is.

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    Who’s here from TikTok?

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    Yall wanted them cougars to buy them ps5's for yall, then run when she want ya 😅

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    This happened to me in WA state, while walking my dogs off the leash. TONS of cougars in the PACNW. Well…I threw shot professionally and had pitched for over 12yrs. The rock I threw hit the poor thing just above the side of the eye/temple, collapsed and had some type of convulsive fit, hope it was ok, but I think it thought it was going to get a free meal of canis domesticus that afternoon…not my puppies, no sir…

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    I bet he wishes his best pal Scooby Doo was with him.

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    Hay que bailar kulikitakata

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    😭Dude went full Avatar! 🤣

    Glad all were able to walk away.

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    Maybe more areas should be designated as nature parks and out of limits to most folks. Don't want folks get attacked by cougars or cougars shot

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    Should have been threw something

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    My horse walked up to a tall sage brush and began to shake uncontrollably. I never saw or smelled anything. I walked her the 10 miles back to the house. I knew she wanted to run and I was bareback and she would dump me and take off for home. She quit shaking about a quarter mile from home. I really thought it was a snake, but the old timers in the area said it was a marking post for a cat. The natural enemy of the zebra is the lion.

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    A Young Hiker and A Cougar: It's not the climb, it's the distance. 💞

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    Cougars are a real problem here. They've been seen prowling around bars and night clubs preying on innocent young men.

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    Always carry a walking stick.

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