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