A Utah man managed to record his encounter with a cougar while out on a hiking trail. The video went viral on social media as viewers watched in fear and awe as the animal stalks and lunges at him down the mountain for a full six minutes.
During the incident, the man shouts to try to scare the animal off. The cougar can be seen near small cubs in another video, and possibly thought the man was a threat to its cubs.
Watch the fearful situation here.
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