A scary video of a cougar stalking a man, who was running on a trail in the US, for six minutes has gone viral on Twitter.
Ascary video of a man’s encounter with a cougar, while he was on his run in Slate Canyon near Provo, Utah, has gone viral on Twitter, and it will give you the chills.
WHAT IS THE VIRAL VIDEO ABOUT?
The video was tweeted on Tuesday by American basketball player, Rex Chapman with the caption, “Slate Canyon near Provo, Utah: This guy went on his run and a cougar stalked him for more than 6-minutes. Omg…(sic).”
WHAT HAPPENED IN THE VIRAL VIDEO?
The 59-second-long snip of the original video shows the man, Kyle Burgess walking backwards on a trail, he was running on, as a cougar stalks him. Kyle can be heard shouting in the clip, “Now go away, go away,” to scare away the cougar. However, the animal gets agitated and tries to run towards him, multiple times.
But when Kyle shouts no, the cougar stops and again starts walking towards him. The whole time, Kyle walks backwards keeping his eyes on the cougar. Towards the end, the cougar tries to run towards him again, but Kyle shouts, “No. Get away you kitty cat. Come on dude, I don’t feel like dying today.” This continues for six long minutes, and finally, the cougar runs away.
According to Kyle’s post, he was on the trail, when he thought he had found bobcats, who are known to not attack humans. However, they turned out to be cougar cubs. Their mother, who stalked Kyle for six long minutes, was not happy when he saw him and started following him.
The scary encounter managed to garner over 3 lakh views on YouTube and 3 million views on Twitter. The video left Twitter divided, with some people agreeing that it was indeed a scary scene, and some saying that the man was in the animal’s territory so her reaction was justified