I would be all for a cougar stalking me at a bar, but this actual cougar in the wild? No thanks. This seems like a very stressful afternoon...



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At one point that cougar is sitting on the log with his back turned to the dude. That's an unusual act for a cougar that is "hunting" I think. I would imagine also that most cougars that are "hunting" will do their utmost to stay out of sight of their prey until they can charge instead of just sitting behind a log out in the open. So I'm seriously doubting the "hunting" part. Maybe "I accidentally stumbled onto a cougar in the wild and now the cougar feels threatened and is considering attacking". But "hunting"? No.
Reply7 months
Come on cougar, eat the dude already
Reply7 months
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No gun, no brain
Reply7 months
“And no, I don’t have a gun” Well there’s your first mistake, Dudley Do-Right. Always have a gun on you when entering the woods for an extended period of time.
Reply7 months
It's a Canadian cougar. Probably assumed the guy was lost and was offering to let him ride his back to safety.
Reply7 months
Was the photographer on his way to White Castle?
7 months
that one has a hungry look in her eyes...
Reply7 months
whats scary is that cat is really healthy and not emaciated. Usually they only look at humans as prey when near starvation. You don't stand a chance against a healthy cat like this.
Reply7 months
Hmmm.....the Glock 20 in 10mm says otherwise.
7 months
I was stalked by a cougar in Market Basket. It was indeed terrifying.
Reply7 months
This person got some great film but was woefully uninformed about encounters with bears, cougars, etc. As with many predators, a cougar may attack if cornered, if a fleeing human stimulates their instinct to chase, or if a person "plays dead." Standing still however may cause the cougar to consider a person easy prey. Exaggerating the threat to the animal through intense eye contact, loud shouting, and any other action to appear larger and more menacing, may make the animal retreat. Fighting back with sticks and rocks, or even bare hands, is often effective in persuading an attacking cougar to disengage. Fatal cougar attacks are extremely rare and occur much less frequently than fatal snake bites, fatal lightning strikes, or fatal bee stings. Children are particularly vulnerable. The majority of the child victims listed here were not accompanied by adults. 20 people, mostly children, have been killed in all of North America in the last 120+ years. A very colorful lady named Cougar Annie lived on the Wild Western Coast of Vancouver Island from age 27 to age 97, killing 50+ Cougars and 80+ bears to protect her chicken and goats......Geaux Cougs!!!!
Reply7 months
While working in Corporate AK I lived 20 yrs in the AK wildness, bears in my yard, and went camping and fishing with 3000 Kodiak and Alaskan Grizzlies all around me. A Flare Gun is really all you need. Of course a couple of Rem Marine Mag 870s w/extended 9-shot slug barrels are comforting insurance. I find that 2-legged, upright, duplicitous, power-hungry, back-stabbing corporate beasts in good-ole-boy networks who call themselves Tigahs to be Much More Dangerous. They consolidate their power and ruin programs with failure to stay current in their profession. They are overpaid, fat, loud, stupid, and detestable.
7 months
I’ve seen better cougars in the quad on a Tuesday afternoon
Reply7 months
Bet he wished he had a buffalo who normally had his back around because he was about to get straight up mauled by a cougar. He better punch that cougar in the face! GET OUT OF HERE KITTY CAT!
Reply7 months
Probably a fat guy taking the photo with a fat kid. Too tempting for the cougar.
Reply7 months
What do y'all think would happen if the dude charged and yelled? Would the cougar run or fight?
Reply7 months
Good Lord...one of many reasons to be carrying in the woods.
Reply7 months
who needs a gun when you have extra underwear
Reply7 months
Reminds me of osprey that will circle and pass when you are in their territory. The proverbial "Do something stupid..." mode in full effect.
Reply7 months
absolutely bone chilling
Reply7 months
Poor guy just seems curious.
Reply7 months
Awesomely terrifying
Reply7 months
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