Terrified Utah hiker films cougar stalking him
Terrifying video shows a Utah hiker being stalked by a mountain lion after the man stumbled on her cubs.
“Oh, f–k!’’ Kyle Burgess says on the camera footage as he realizes the mother wild cat is starting to follow him and he begins to film her while trying to hurry back down a trail in Slate Canyon near Provo on Saturday, according to local KUTV.
Breathing heavily — while futilely trying to scare the cougar with weak roars — Burgess stumbles along the gravel path shouting at the cat, “Please go away!
“I’m big and scary!” the man says — as the cat raises itself on its hind legs at times and bares its teeth and claws at him.
“You’re a good little kitty,’’ Burgess says — before muttering again, “Holy sh-t! Holy sh-t!
“Where’s my gun?’’ he adds in exasperation. “OK, this is where I f–king die.’’
After a torturous 6 minutes, the mountain lion finally decides she’s done toying with the hiker and stops following him.
Burgess posted the footage on YouTube and Instagram, writing on the former, “I found what I thought were bobcats on the trail during a run.
“Turns out they were cougar cubs and their mother was not happy to see me. She follows me for over six minutes acting very aggressive while I walk backwards up the trail.”
|by Anonymous||reply 80||10/16/2020|
JFC, I gasped when she lunged forward. She’s beautiful; he’s lucky.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/12/2020|
Meh. I ain’t clicking on it unless he gets mauled.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/12/2020|
He should have screamed “I don’t eat pussy!”
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/12/2020|
When I said I didn't want to hear "Duelling Banjos," I meant it!
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/12/2020|
I thought this was going to be another Liberty freshman filming Becki Falwell.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/12/2020|
If he's hot then someone save him! If he's ugly then thoughts and prayers.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/12/2020|
If that big cat wanted to kill him, he’d be dead. Kitty was just playing.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/12/2020|
why didn't he pick up any rocks to throw?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/12/2020|
I thought that too, R10. I was quite anxious watching this video. A hiker's worst fear.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/12/2020|
R10/11 my husband shared this vid with me earlier & I asked the same question. He said throwing a rock would be a provocation. He said best thing would be to have a knife on a hike. He also said the growling was a bad idea. Loud noises work for driving off some wild animals but not all.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/12/2020|
Nope R12. You need to raise your arms to appear bigger and yell, according to most wilderness experts.
A bear - no, you don't yell are act aggressively.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/12/2020|
I almost puma pants watching that clip.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/12/2020|
The cougar was defending her cubs, which are visible at about 0:17.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/12/2020|
[quote]A bear - no, you don't yell are act aggressively.
If it's black fight back. If it's brown lie down.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/12/2020|
I would not have minded seeing him get eaten. He was annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/12/2020|
This is what my cat does to my cleaning lady. Except he doesn't lunge. Haha...or she would probably never come back.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/12/2020|
She was just protecting her babies. That lunging was just to scare him off.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/12/2020|
That filthy mouth is not delightsome to Heavenly Father! The Bishopric will be having a word with Brother Burgess, if they haven’t already.
And he did throw a rock, R10.
[quote]After those six minutes of terror and pure adrenaline, Burgess was finally able to pick up a rock and hurl it at the mountain lion. It nailed her, and that’s when she took off running back down the trail.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/12/2020|
I'm glad he lived. I'm not sure I would have been able to take the few seconds it would have taken to get into my camera app and hit record, but I'm pretty sure that all kinds of dumb shit would be coming out of my mouth. My tone of voice would have been exactly the same as that guy's though: a mixture of fear and forced intimidation.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/12/2020|
I feel sorry for this guy. I hope he doesn’t experience recurring flashbacks.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/13/2020|
All pussies scare me like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/13/2020|
It seems like a great idea, when stalked by a motivated wild animal with teeth and claws, to voluntarily give up the use of one of your limbs so that you can record the encounter..
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/13/2020|
Such language from a Utah boy!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/13/2020|
When I saw the thread title, my first thought was, "What's Ramona doing in Utah?".
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/13/2020|
If he's so tied to his phone that he films this, then he probably deserved to be eaten by the cougar. She was basically minding her own business.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/13/2020|
I've been stalked like that twice, and both times I was on my property. I live out in the country. I tried scaring the thing off by trying to make myself appear stronger and bigger, yelling, waving my arms around. It didn't faze him. He finally turned around both times and took off. The guy was smart at least by not running and by looking the cat in the eyes. You never want to turn your back to a cat in that situation. Scary shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/13/2020|
I agree with R28. He would obviously have made it much easier for himself to get away if he had put the stupid camera down.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/13/2020|
With Amazon and Netflix, why anyone would want to venture outside is a mystery to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/13/2020|
The cougar was thinking, "How dare this asshole film me without my permission!"
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/13/2020|
[quote] And he did throw a rock, [R10].
To the guy who wanted to know in another thread if it would be okay to vomit after eating to lose weight, This is an example of when you want to hurl (a rock), not after eating.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/13/2020|
R8 this is why they hate us.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/13/2020|
I love a self-deprecating man. That's exactly what I would be saying to myself if I was dumb enough to go jogging in the mountains without a weapon or some pepper spray.
Since this will NEVER happen to me...would a stick or mace have helped this guy?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/13/2020|
Yashar Ali explains it all:
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/13/2020|
Please do not be stressed while we stalk you.
It spoils the meat.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/13/2020|
The fuckwit drama queen doesn't know zip about cats. Back up slowly, steadily and QUIETLY. Screaming threatens/startles/antagonizes the cat. Once he was outside of her "territory", the cat would have stopped, watched him for a bit and then turned around and walked off.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/13/2020|
Didn't he have a protein bar or a piece of beef jerky on him to offer up?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/13/2020|
He looks like was cruising for sex.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/13/2020|
Here he is talking about it:
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/13/2020|
[quote]“You did great,” Scott Root, DWR’s conservation outreach manager for central Utah, told Burgess on Monday, where they met at the Slate Canyon trailhead. “You did awesome.”
[quote]Root said Burgess did almost everything right. “He backed away. He didn’t go toward the mountain lion or her kittens. He made a lot of noise. ... He stayed large, he stayed loud and he backed away from the area for quite a while. I think he did everything really well.”
[quote]Root said. “You want to remain large and you want to remain making a lot of noise. And that’s what he did.”
Who’s right, the guy from Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources or Joe Exotic at r38?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/13/2020|
Well he could have used the sausage he has in his pants r39.
But he didn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/13/2020|
Watching the video at R36's link, I'm noticing what a limited vocabulary this guy has.
Anyone know the difference between a cougar and a bobcat? Or are they one and the same?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/13/2020|
Or is it a mountain lion? That the same too?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/13/2020|
When the cougar finally went away he turned around and the Blair Witch was standing right in front of him.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/13/2020|
R42 Loud noises can be interpreted as an aggressive behavior and cause the cat to attack. Like she did by pouncing/charging him at 0:59-1:05. That's what I was told during the two months I spent herding elephants in Tanzania.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/13/2020|
Somebody mention Utah cougars?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/13/2020|
Mama wanted a human-skin rug for her den. It's all the rage!
"And don't be bringing that covid19 out here to my babies and me. Back up, bitch. Go vote!"
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/13/2020|
That was terrifying. It's a wonder he could even talk...and continue to film this entire ordeal.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/13/2020|
Gurl's gotta eat, bitches.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/13/2020|
She wasn't hunting. She wasn't stalking.
She was escorting him away and making sure he wasn't going to come back.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||10/13/2020|
This is why humans don’t belong in the wilderness.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||10/13/2020|
Glad he said “please” when asking the cat to go away.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||10/13/2020|
“Call me kitty cat one more time and I will rip out your gullet, mother fucker. I am a cougar, not a damn kitty cat.”
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/13/2020|
Bobcats and cougars are different.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||10/13/2020|
[quote]You want to remain large and you want to remain making a lot of noise.
So Sarah Huckabee Sanders would be just fine in this situation.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||10/13/2020|
This mountain lion is just expressing what many of us wish to do to our bosses.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||10/13/2020|
If it weren’t for that damn pandemic I’d go down to the bar at the Cheesecake Factory and film some cougars stalking me!
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/13/2020|
I learned that most big cats tend to attack people when the person has his back to the animal.
With one exception, the Jaguar. They rely on being hidden, then springing upon their prey, which they can rely on being fast runners, and run them down p,
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/13/2020|
Same thing at the link, but with bears.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||10/13/2020|
Science W&W for you!
This is why cows are calm and happy when they get the killshot.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||10/13/2020|
Elephants do the same.
One of the scariest moments of my life was being chased by a momma elephant, screaming “drive faster she’s got her trunk on the bumper!” and we finally hit a flat field with a good pathway.
The elephant lost us, and returned to her calf.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||10/13/2020|
That guy ran into a pretty placid mama bear. Most of them will kill if she perceives a threat to her cubs.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/14/2020|
No comments on the purses falling out of his mouth in the NBC interview? And his amazing ass? You queens are slipping.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||10/14/2020|
[quote] Anyone know the difference between a cougar and a bobcat?
One may kill you, the other won’t.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/14/2020|
Bobcat. Smaller than a cougar.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||10/14/2020|
I see bobcats in my area occasionally though it's a rare treat. They are notoriously shy.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||10/14/2020|
This same guy can’t wait to travel again so he can visit the Northern Territory in Australia, find these which he’ll think are geckos, and play with them.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||10/14/2020|
[R37] Speak for yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||10/14/2020|
Days after the outing of Pacifica's Trump-obsessed hot-yoga studio where masks are verboten, the city outdid itself by producing its own mountain lion video, this one with an idiot who walks right up and says "kitty, kitty, kitty, kitty..."
|by Anonymous||reply 78||10/16/2020|
I'm glad he's fine.
These screaming felines remind me of the bitches here on DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||10/16/2020|
Back when Mercury was still selling Cougars, they would bring a live one to auto shows and dealers . Until a kid got mauled in 82
|by Anonymous||reply 80||10/16/2020|