Man Fights Off Cougar With Bare Hands To Save His Dogs

Pretty amazing story of a Canadian man who fought off a cougar with his bare hands to save his two pet Huskies.

I’m pretty sure I’d be doing the same thing if it had been Dexter who was being attacked by a cougar.

I think most dog owners would do the same, but what a crazy moment that must have been – to run over to save your dog only to be confronted by a cougar.

Anyhow, hope you enjoy the video I made about the incident. Let me know what you think in the comment section.

Would you have done the same? Do you think the cougar should have been killed afterward?

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17 Comments

  1. Obviously any dog owner would have done what they could to protect their pets but killing a wild animal is a kneejerk reaction. This animal was only protecting itself, if it so desired it could have killed one or all of them. It was a beautiful animal that died all because of human intrusion.

  2. My tactic is to use psyops on recalcitrant animals.

    I’ve mastered the loud “POW!” sound that I learned in Argentina as a kid, and the loud, earsplitting “CLAP” that I learned at the California Jam back in the 1970’s.

    Those two sounds tend to scar the crap out of animals whose hearing is very acute.

    I think it’s extremely dangerous to face off with wild or angry animals with nothing but bare hands.

    The man was extremely fortunate that he didn’t fall subject to a wild cat Jihad.

    So if the psyops campaign didn’t work, I most likely would have departed temporarily to go get a broom or shovel.

  3. Young adult cougars are forced away from their parent’s hunting grounds – usually forested mountains – and so come down into ‘civilization’ and seek food. They often follow river and creek beds. Cats, dogs, even horses are fair game for these hungry and desperate young cats so ‘relocating’ them is a non starter. The pattern will repeat.

    Strangely enough, it’s the small yappy dogs that are feared by the cougars and so it’s not unusual for a small dog to tree the cougar.

    This is the kind of dog owner who give the rest of responsible owners a bad name. Letting your large fat dogs out in a public place unleashed to go and leave some large shit for someone to step in is hardly nice. The cougar in my opinion could have gutted this idiot in a heartbeat and what he doesn’t realize is that the presence of the other dog probably saved his life and cost the cougar his.

    What a moron.

    • “Strangely enough, it’s the small yappy dogs that are feared by the cougars”

      My Duker would have been safe then!

      “This is the kind of dog owner who give the rest of responsible owners a bad name. Letting your large fat dogs out in a public place unleashed to go and leave some large shit for someone to step in is hardly nice. ”

      Exactly. It sounds like that’s exactly what happened and the news just kind of glosses over it because they want to concentrate on the feel good story part.

      ” Cats, dogs, even horses are fair game for these hungry and desperate young cats so ‘relocating’ them is a non starter. The pattern will repeat.”

      It seems so senseless killing animals who are just following their nature.

  4. Did they have to hunt the cougar down to kill it, or was it still skulking around looking for dinner? It seems like that would make the difference on whether or not it should have been shot.

    Personally, I would opt for ‘relocate’ if at all possible.

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