Cougar Stalks, Charges Utah Hiker for 6 Minutes

Kyle Burgess
Kyle Burgess, Utah Hiker who was stalked by a Cougar

A hiker from Utah has survived a terrifying encounter with a mountain lion after the animal chased, charged, and lunged at him on Saturday.

Kyle Burgess, 26, recorded the six-minute incident in Slate Canyon with the cougar, who was with her cubs.

“You see the two cubs and one kind of runs off, but then I didn’t notice mom was right there and that’s when I knew it was not a good situation to be in,” he said in an interview.

During the expletive-filled clip, Burgess made loud noises, roared and walked away slowly as the big cat followed him, but stayed at a distance.

“Go away!” he said. “Please, go away. I’m big and scary.”

At one point, the mountain lion hissed and charged with her claws out at Burgess.

“Dude, I don’t feel like dying today,” Burgess said. “Go with your babies.” Watch the terrifying incident in the video below.


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