- Aug 8, 2016
This occurred in Slate Canyon near Provo, Utah.
I was thinking the same thing. Yikes!Yeah this is all over my Instagram. Everyone sending it to me. So glad he is okay!
Haha @Wanderlust073 I thought the same thing!! There was some good sized ones too. Buuuuuuuut I feel like if I was in that situation, if I couldn't have gotten good enough distance from her, I would have been scared to bend down and pick the rocks up? Like maybe she thinks if I get low..I am about to attack? Haha idk, maybe he thought the same thing or was just too scared.
longish twitter thread saying basically thisUgh, my biggest issue with all these news articles featuring this video are that they claim this cougar is stalking this man. If the cougar was truly stalking him, he wouldn't have known until it was too late. This cougar just seems to be 'escorting' him away from the kittens that he approached at the beginning of the video.
Yeah, nothing remotely resembling stalking there; pure sensationalism.come down to Zion and vicinity, the kitties often wander around in the mornings in Springdale and Rockville. Also lots of activity here in the backcountry. I spooked one off last December on a night snowshoeing trip.
When I watched the video I couldn't find any stalking behavior. It was defensive behavior. The cougar had kittens, so every wild animal with a litter would behave that way this cougar did to protect their young.