Hiker plays Metallica to scare off cougar


VANCOUVER ISLAND, British Columbia (WEHT/CNN) – CNN reports that a woman on a hike scared off a cougar by playing Metallica.

Dee Gallant, 45, was on a hike with her dog on July 23 when she realized they were being stalked by a cougar.

When she started yelling, CNN report that the cougar stopped moving but didn’t retreat.

This video was taken while the cougar was still stopped:

The thing that made the cougar finally leave was the song “Don’t Tread on Me” by Metallica, which Dee played on loop for the rest of her hike.

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(This story was originally published on August 5, 2019)

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