Hiker Films 6 Minutes of Cougar Terror

David Bolden October 13, 2020 0
Hiker Films 6 Minutes of Cougar Terror

Hiker films terrifying 6-minute cougar chase: ‘Thought I was done for’

A nail-biting video shows a hiker being followed by a cougar for nearly six minutes on a trail in Utah.

“I thought I was done for,” Kyle Burgess wrote in an Instagram post about his encounter on Saturday in Slate Canyon, near Provo.

The seasoned hiker said he’d come across cougar cubs while on a trail run, and “their mother was not happy to see me.”

In the expletive-laden footage, Burgess is heard yelling and roaring in an effort to signal the cat to back off. He backs away along the track as the cat follows, charging toward him several times with teeth and claws bared.

“Go away! Go get your babies,” Burgess is heard shouting at one point.


After six minutes of pursuit, the animal finally runs back in the direction it came from.

In an interview with NBC News, Burgess said, “I definitely thought I was going to get hurt.”

“My adrenalin was pumping so much,” he said.

Watch the encounter below.

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost
  • David Bolden: Looks like the rock did it but if it happens to you bend your knees to get the rock and keep you head up so not to lose it. I’d get more than just one also lol

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