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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.”

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by Anonymousreply 8010/16/2020

Was it Madonna?

by Anonymousreply 110/12/2020

JFC, I gasped when she lunged forward. She’s beautiful; he’s lucky.

by Anonymousreply 210/12/2020

Meh. I ain’t clicking on it unless he gets mauled.

by Anonymousreply 310/12/2020

R3 is not into foreplay.

by Anonymousreply 410/12/2020

He should have screamed “I don’t eat pussy!”

by Anonymousreply 510/12/2020

When I said I didn't want to hear "Duelling Banjos," I meant it!

by Anonymousreply 610/12/2020

I thought this was going to be another Liberty freshman filming Becki Falwell.

by Anonymousreply 710/12/2020

If he's hot then someone save him! If he's ugly then thoughts and prayers.

by Anonymousreply 810/12/2020

If that big cat wanted to kill him, he’d be dead. Kitty was just playing.

by Anonymousreply 910/12/2020

why didn't he pick up any rocks to throw?

by Anonymousreply 1010/12/2020

I thought that too, R10. I was quite anxious watching this video. A hiker's worst fear.

by Anonymousreply 1110/12/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1210/12/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1310/12/2020

I almost puma pants watching that clip.

by Anonymousreply 1410/12/2020

The cougar was defending her cubs, which are visible at about 0:17.

by Anonymousreply 1510/12/2020

R14

Bravo.

by Anonymousreply 1610/12/2020

[quote]A bear - no, you don't yell are act aggressively.

If it's black fight back. If it's brown lie down.

by Anonymousreply 1710/12/2020

I would not have minded seeing him get eaten. He was annoying.

by Anonymousreply 1810/12/2020

This is what my cat does to my cleaning lady. Except he doesn't lunge. Haha...or she would probably never come back.

by Anonymousreply 1910/12/2020

She was just protecting her babies. That lunging was just to scare him off.

by Anonymousreply 2010/12/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 2110/12/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2210/12/2020

I feel sorry for this guy. I hope he doesn’t experience recurring flashbacks.

by Anonymousreply 2310/13/2020

All pussies scare me like that.

by Anonymousreply 2410/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2510/13/2020

Such language from a Utah boy!

by Anonymousreply 2610/13/2020

When I saw the thread title, my first thought was, "What's Ramona doing in Utah?".

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by Anonymousreply 2710/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2810/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2910/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3010/13/2020

With Amazon and Netflix, why anyone would want to venture outside is a mystery to me.

by Anonymousreply 3110/13/2020

The cougar was thinking, "How dare this asshole film me without my permission!"

by Anonymousreply 3210/13/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 3310/13/2020

R8 this is why they hate us.

by Anonymousreply 3410/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3510/13/2020

Yashar Ali explains it all:

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by Anonymousreply 3610/13/2020

Please do not be stressed while we stalk you.

It spoils the meat.

by Anonymousreply 3710/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3810/13/2020

Didn't he have a protein bar or a piece of beef jerky on him to offer up?

by Anonymousreply 3910/13/2020

He looks like was cruising for sex.

by Anonymousreply 4010/13/2020

Here he is talking about it:

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by Anonymousreply 4110/13/2020

From r21:

[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 Anonymousreply 4210/13/2020

Well he could have used the sausage he has in his pants r39.

But he didn't.

by Anonymousreply 4310/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4410/13/2020

Or is it a mountain lion? That the same too?

by Anonymousreply 4510/13/2020

When the cougar finally went away he turned around and the Blair Witch was standing right in front of him.

by Anonymousreply 4610/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4710/13/2020

Somebody mention Utah cougars?

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by Anonymousreply 4810/13/2020

Is this a 24 spinoff ?

by Anonymousreply 4910/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 5010/13/2020

That was terrifying. It's a wonder he could even talk...and continue to film this entire ordeal.

by Anonymousreply 5110/13/2020

Gurl's gotta eat, bitches.

by Anonymousreply 5210/13/2020

She wasn't hunting. She wasn't stalking.

She was escorting him away and making sure he wasn't going to come back.

by Anonymousreply 5310/13/2020

Was it Caitlyn Jenner?

by Anonymousreply 5410/13/2020

This is why humans don’t belong in the wilderness.

by Anonymousreply 5510/13/2020

Glad he said “please” when asking the cat to go away.

by Anonymousreply 5610/13/2020

“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 Anonymousreply 5710/13/2020

Bobcats and cougars are different.

by Anonymousreply 5810/13/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 5910/13/2020

This mountain lion is just expressing what many of us wish to do to our bosses.

by Anonymousreply 6010/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 6110/13/2020

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 Anonymousreply 6210/13/2020

Same thing at the link, but with bears.

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by Anonymousreply 6310/13/2020

R37

Science W&W for you!

This is why cows are calm and happy when they get the killshot.

by Anonymousreply 6410/13/2020

R57

A million W&Ws.

by Anonymousreply 6510/13/2020

R57

A million W&Ws.

by Anonymousreply 6610/13/2020

R63

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 Anonymousreply 6710/13/2020

That guy ran into a pretty placid mama bear. Most of them will kill if she perceives a threat to her cubs.

by Anonymousreply 6810/14/2020

No comments on the purses falling out of his mouth in the NBC interview? And his amazing ass? You queens are slipping.

by Anonymousreply 6910/14/2020

[quote] Anyone know the difference between a cougar and a bobcat?

One may kill you, the other won’t.

by Anonymousreply 7010/14/2020

Bobcat. Smaller than a cougar.

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by Anonymousreply 7110/14/2020

I see bobcats in my area occasionally though it's a rare treat. They are notoriously shy.

by Anonymousreply 7210/14/2020

Useful information.

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by Anonymousreply 7310/14/2020

Kyle’s hot ass

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by Anonymousreply 7410/14/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 7510/14/2020

He sounds Canadian.

by Anonymousreply 7610/14/2020

[R37] Speak for yourself.

by Anonymousreply 7710/14/2020

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..."

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by Anonymousreply 7810/16/2020

I'm glad he's fine.

These screaming felines remind me of the bitches here on DL.

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by Anonymousreply 7910/16/2020

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

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by Anonymousreply 8010/16/2020
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