Cougar Encounter Nearly Turns Deadly [VIDEO]

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Today’s video is from YouTube user Donny Stone, who had a run-in with a couple of hungry mountain lions while out for a run in Northern Alberta, Canada.

Luckily for Donny, he saw the two mountain lions cross the path ahead of him. The sighting gave him a chance to ready his bear spray (not to mention his camera). It’s a good thing, too, because — true to their reputation as ambush predators — the mountain lions attacked from the edge of the forest.

It doesn’t take much to scare the cougars away, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t an extraordinarily dangerous situation. It very much was. If he hadn’t seen the cougars, they’d have gotten the jump on him…and who knows how it would’ve turned out?

It’s a good reminder to ALWAYS keep bear spray handy when you’re in the woods.

Check out our bear spray selection. And be safe out there.


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