Hiker Speaks Out After Terrifying Cougar Chase On A Utah Mountain | NBC Nightly News

Kyle Burgess was hiking in Utah when a cougar began chasing, lunging and charging at him. Burgess recorded the nearly six minute encounter before he was able to scare the animal away with a rock.
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Hiker Speaks Out After Terrifying Cougar Chase On A Utah Mountain | NBC Nightly News

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  1. A Wilson

    A Wilson

    20 цагийн өмнө

    you deserved worse What do you think would happen by aggravating wildlife. Yes just keep on walking towards and screaming and swearing . In the six minutes you could have left. Grow some balls

  2. animagi

    animagi

    Өдрийн өмнө

    guy dodged a bullet, cougar might be looking for a young sugar daddy to help support her cubs

  3. peter sullivan

    peter sullivan

    Өдрийн өмнө

    IT LOOKS LIKE KABBALAH HARRIS ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL.

  4. Ricardo Campos

    Ricardo Campos

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Another one? Omg we are getting invasive

  5. Polygon

    Polygon

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Thats not stalking. Thats warding off

  6. Little Timmy

    Little Timmy

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Doesn't help if your 100 pounds soaking wet. Go eat a woman hiker, they're dreadful.

  7. Elizabeth Santos

    Elizabeth Santos

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    mnmore.info/bin/video/iJ-dyrGMjajVoaQ 😮😮😮😮😮

  8. Rd 83

    Rd 83

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    It's not the cubs that made her hostile. She didn't want to be filmed, taken out of context, and become the latests "Karen."

  9. S. Adam Bernstein

    S. Adam Bernstein

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Don't appreciate NBC hosting Tweety Amin. That aside NBC got this one wrong too. The cougar was not stalking him. She was warning him off after he got near her cubs.

  10. AJayAnswersYou

    AJayAnswersYou

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Get a gun, and no problemo.

  11. Rukus Fan

    Rukus Fan

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    All those rocks - you have to hurt them to get their attention at that point - throw some you moron

  12. Lost Pages

    Lost Pages

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Cougars life's matter!!!!!!!

  13. Abigail Orona

    Abigail Orona

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    The way it jumps forward haha.

  14. WizRow Factory

    WizRow Factory

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    😇😇😇😇😇

  15. Yesspaz Smith

    Yesspaz Smith

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Who goes in the woods without a gun or knife? At least have an extendable taser.

    • Crazy Funny Cats

      Crazy Funny Cats

      4 өдрийн өмнө

      Or a bazooka ☄️

  16. fizzball 3

    fizzball 3

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    ONLY WAY TO HIKEING IN A REMOTE AREA. BEAR SPRAY AND A 44c.

  17. Karma

    Karma

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    You could have spared a leg, you got two.

  18. Feminazi Slayer

    Feminazi Slayer

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Rock was the first choice 2 seconds in ..duh

  19. Date News

    Date News

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Tiger Beer

  20. GetMeThere1

    GetMeThere1

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    I'm glad they mentioned the rock, because that what was all that was needed to end this encounter. Animals of this sort that act this way are CONFUSED about what a person is: are they something good to eat, or another big predator like themselves? All that's necessary is to show them on which side of the divide you are (more predator than prey) and they will leave you alone. No predator wants to RISK a fight with another predator for no good reason; a predator that is injured is a soon to be starving predator. Now a word of caution, however: bears may not fall into this category very well (although they indeed might be puzzled by what a human is when they're young). Certain very LARGE animals have evolved to understand that they don't need to FEAR anything -- so just a rock alone might not be enough...

    • Carol Hewett

      Carol Hewett

      4 өдрийн өмнө

      Good advice. Thankfully this mama cat wasn't looking to score a meal, just protecting her babies so she had to weigh her options, too.

  21. Lori Lenny

    Lori Lenny

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    She wasn't hunting him. She was trying to scare him and protect her cubs. If she was really hunting him, he probably wouldn't have know it until she had her teeth in him.

    • Carol Hewett

      Carol Hewett

      4 өдрийн өмнө

      I agree. There have been cases of hikers being killed in recent years.

  22. shiboof

    shiboof

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    And if you almost hit her that really makes them run. IT does work.

  23. Charlene Asplund

    Charlene Asplund

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    She was just protecting her cups.

  24. Jill McAnally & Kevin McConnell

    Jill McAnally & Kevin McConnell

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    This has to be a record of most distance walking backwards.

  25. C C

    C C

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    seen the "beware of cougar" signs in CO and CA.... supposedly they sneak up behind you.... never saw a cougar outside of a zoo or preserve.... hiking out west makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck... wonder if he will carry something besides a camera with him in the future : (

  26. yasean Bruce

    yasean Bruce

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    This is exactly why I never go hiking without my Welsh terrier are my hunting German terrier

    • Rd 83

      Rd 83

      3 өдрийн өмнө

      That's a good idea. While the puma is mauling them to death, you'd have time to escape.

  27. Caps On Fun

    Caps On Fun

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Scary

  28. Mr. Acorn

    Mr. Acorn

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Speaking to a wild animal like it understands him🙄

  29. Marg Kropf

    Marg Kropf

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    You needed to leave the Cubs alone, young man. This is HER home and you, sir, are an intruder!!!My money is on the cougar all the way!!!

  30. LoHrd TaCHAnka

    LoHrd TaCHAnka

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Should’ve had a gun just in case it actually attacked him

  31. Sue Bee

    Sue Bee

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    That was scary. Surprised he didn't throw rocks sooner. Glad he came out unscathed.

  32. Hot Club of the Mountains

    Hot Club of the Mountains

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Hiker=Snack. Hello you are not at the top of the food chain..

  33. leira

    leira

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Momma cougar is the best! Do not get close to my babies!

  34. neon fnaf

    neon fnaf

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    If he saw her cubs, then that means she's just being extra protective.

  35. neon fnaf

    neon fnaf

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    RAWR

  36. Crazy Funny Cats

    Crazy Funny Cats

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Good kitty defending its territory 🐆

  37. sjacqVO21 -

    sjacqVO21 -

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    that couger is a paid actor

  38. Idont Playfair

    Idont Playfair

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    mnmore.info/bin/video/qqDIvLqbsHrOaJM here is second video

  39. Lulutulip

    Lulutulip

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    How about some credit to the momma cougar showing a lot of restraint. She could have easily outrun him and tackled him/biting his jugular- but she just wanted to make sure he was never coming back near her Cubs. She is a good momma.

  40. Wile E Coyote

    Wile E Coyote

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Good for Mom

  41. Bud Grimfield

    Bud Grimfield

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    The only real mistake that I think he made was to show fear. I would be terrified as well I have no doubt. But, showing it can only make it worse. Anyway, THIS is why it's a bad idea to hike (in certain areas) without a rifle or a small pistol at the very least. That way you can give a signal shot into the air if nothing else.

    • Bud Grimfield

      Bud Grimfield

      4 өдрийн өмнө

      @Yalc shir Anything is better than nothing. Often the noise alone will scare most predators off.

    • Yalc shir

      Yalc shir

      4 өдрийн өмнө

      A "small" pistol? You mean like a .22? No. Sure, a pistol, at least a nine mm.

  42. Frank ugots

    Frank ugots

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    mom was just trying to defend her babies. Wasnt looking into eating you. If it wanted to , it would’ve. Btw i would’ve thrown a rock a long time ago.

  43. Space Cowboy

    Space Cowboy

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Aint it just like a cougar to leave her babies behind and go chasing young men around..lol

  44. Tonekone

    Tonekone

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    All he had to do was buy her a drink

  45. Newtube

    Newtube

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    The cougar was being defensive. But look who's terrified.

    • Don N

      Don N

      4 өдрийн өмнө

      @Newtube lol, good call.

    • Newtube

      Newtube

      4 өдрийн өмнө

      @Don N Since you asked, I would pet the cougar and try and take it home.

    • Don N

      Don N

      4 өдрийн өмнө

      What would you have done? Try to run it would've been lights out, cats instinctively will chase and bite the neck. Freeze and not move and she would defend her cubs, lights out. Slowly back away while staying defensive just like he did was the only thing that had a chance of success since he was unarmed. He was scared for a good reason, that cat wasn't messing around, his life WAS in danger.

  46. Luke Burny

    Luke Burny

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Wow!!!

  47. Martine in France

    Martine in France

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    She had babies and most animals females can defend their young to death. They are such good mothers, most of them. Maybe the guy should have thrown stones much earlier to deter the cougar from following him. Never run but keep fixing the animal into the eyes, good reaction ! I personally would have been unable to film, too scared and shaking !

    • Gh Gh

      Gh Gh

      4 өдрийн өмнө

      ឮក៩៩

  48. Ferds

    Ferds

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Not the cougar you want to see while hiking 😂😂

  49. Jose Araiza

    Jose Araiza

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    What took him so long to think about throwing a rock to defend himself? Too much talking by this person and not enough thinking how to defend himself...I don't think the cougar understands English or is used to negotiating with would be prey.

  50. jay adams

    jay adams

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    What I learned...... If you see a mt lion. throw a rock

  51. Wilf Mac

    Wilf Mac

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    No exactly a chase

  52. Linda F

    Linda F

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    You were the Hunted!

  53. John Zabik

    John Zabik

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Vote and Pray 🙏 #Trump2020 and keep this Country safe from the left who want the NEW GREEN DEAL will destroy this Country's economy. #MAGA2020

  54. Whatever Whatever

    Whatever Whatever

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Man this guy is a Winner--a Total Champ! Congrats Dude. You did a great job! Seriously. Man.

  55. Alice's Rabbit

    Alice's Rabbit

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Threatened by a friggin cougar AND HE GOT HIS CAMERA OUT AND FILMED IT...Jeeze, if that isn't proof something is very wrong with our society, IDK what is. This is the WORST evolutionary response EVER. 🤦‍♀️ Having said that, he survived and got the whole thing on camera LIKE A G! WOW!

    • bay leaf

      bay leaf

      3 өдрийн өмнө

      Tbf he said he was already filming and I guess just carried on due to the momentum/fear

    • kudos 0000

      kudos 0000

      5 өдрийн өмнө

      cougar is my favorite animal because they eat pitbulls

  56. jonathan96

    jonathan96

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Take bear pepper spray when you go hiking. He did good by stay calm and not turning his back or running away or he could of been dinner.

  57. Cynthia Faith

    Cynthia Faith

    6 өдрийн өмнө

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  58. Savanah Lee

    Savanah Lee

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Ohhhhhh myyyyyyyyy!!!

  59. Louie Louie

    Louie Louie

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Took u six minutes to pick up a rock!? You wanted the attention...

  60. doug by

    doug by

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    And thats when u should've carried a 🔫 gun..

  61. 1 2

    1 2

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Bear mace?

  62. Armored Saint

    Armored Saint

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Maybe he was wearing Obsession for Men (1986) A jaguar's favourite scent? Calvin Klein's 'Obsession for Men'! Scientists spray the fragrance on camera traps to lure in the big cats after finding they can't get enough of the seductive smell.

  63. THE BUDDHA 420

    THE BUDDHA 420

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Yeah that’s his house of course he’s around why are people surprised same stuff wen people go in the ocean oh no look a shark

  64. boimackhead

    boimackhead

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Run TOWARDS it screaming, thats what I would do.

  65. TUCOtheratt

    TUCOtheratt

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    So...if you had to do this again would you waste time asking that cat "please" or just throw a rock at it?

  66. Carlos Bolivar

    Carlos Bolivar

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Did he forget he is the apex predator ?

  67. Daph Smith

    Daph Smith

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    STAGED AF.

  68. dark matter

    dark matter

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Nothing a bullet can’t fix, I always carry a .45 in the woods.

  69. NinjaPoD

    NinjaPoD

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    6 mins later he decides to throw a rock. It's not like there was a shortage of them...

  70. Sandman619

    Sandman619

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    My neighbor doesn't act like that though, and she's a cougar too.

    • Pix Al

      Pix Al

      6 өдрийн өмнө

      @Sandman619 The original comment is from two days ago, yours is 2 hours ago

    • Sandman619

      Sandman619

      6 өдрийн өмнө

      Who ever that is copied my comment and I don't know why.

    • Pix Al

      Pix Al

      6 өдрийн өмнө

      @Sandman619 "my neighbor doesn't act like that tho, she's cougar too" bruh

    • Sandman619

      Sandman619

      6 өдрийн өмнө

      I literally did not do that.

    • Pix Al

      Pix Al

      6 өдрийн өмнө

      you literally copy pasted one of the top comments

  71. Airplane Collectibles

    Airplane Collectibles

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    The good thing is no one got hurt. Mountain lion is back with her cubs and Kyle was safe.

  72. Jeffrey Whittler

    Jeffrey Whittler

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I’ll b sure not 2 take that trail when hiking.

  73. Tracey Williamson

    Tracey Williamson

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    So ? If you don't want wildlife encounters stay in the city. You were in her house. She was protecting her kittens. You were so terrified you videoed her letting you know you need to leave. There was NO ATTACK as he stated on his video. I hope this nonsense doesn't get her killed. Control the humans leave the wildlife alone.

  74. Randi Rickles

    Randi Rickles

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    1 man,1 rock averts cougar attack....great human interest story bruh!!

  75. Luke, I'm your father!

    Luke, I'm your father!

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    What liar

  76. Luke, I'm your father!

    Luke, I'm your father!

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Whatever someone with a gun is behind him or it's computer generated graphics

  77. ansahs ansah

    ansahs ansah

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I would've thrown a rock wayyy before that. That he walked far enough away helped too

  78. Father Finger

    Father Finger

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    HE GOT COUGAR TEETH SO... THEY'RE EVEN

  79. bing

    bing

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Momma 🐆 😍

  80. M L

    M L

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I have mountain lions in my yard all the time. I accidentally left my car door wide open 2 nights ago and a mountain lion went in my car. I know this because it left tracks on my upholstery and console. Somewhat unnerving to see the tracks on the baby seat.

  81. Rob Queevinen

    Rob Queevinen

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    This is just an opinion but I believe the mother cougar was in a defensive mode to protect her cubs otherwise he wouldn't be here to tell the story.

  82. Giggidygiggidy12

    Giggidygiggidy12

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Kamala Harris almost took him down, lol! But seriously this guy definitely gets the Darwin of the week award. Who goes hiking on a remote trail alone, with no bear spray, weapons or anything else to defend himself but a hat???

  83. T J

    T J

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I have heard you are supposed to lay down and act dead. They won't hurt you if they think you're dead.

  84. D. STAHL

    D. STAHL

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Friendly kitty. She didn't attack him physically. She just chased him away from her pubs.

    • makazine

      makazine

      6 өдрийн өмнө

      Friendly kitty? Are you serious?? Go to this same hiking trail, find this “kitty” and see how friendly it is to you. This is a cougar. It is a wild animal. There’s nothing friendly about it. You’re the type of person who goes to pet an alligator, gets your arm chomped off, then acts surprised because you thought it was cute and quiet.

  85. Eric Biseca

    Eric Biseca

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Yes. The foolish thing he did was kept recording instead of focusing on what he was doing. Smh

  86. Lteo Hrnt

    Lteo Hrnt

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Little guy was breakfast...she should have ate em

  87. GIVING ALL THE GLORY TO GOD

    GIVING ALL THE GLORY TO GOD

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    1 Peter 4:14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

  88. Pak De

    Pak De

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Wrong place at wrong time. She was moving her cubs but had to cross a used trail at the precise moment another apex predator appeared. Strange she would make the move in broad daylight as they are well equipped with night vision. Something or someone must have found her den. Very odd behavior and clearly feeling pressured to follow him so far. Glad it turned out okay for everyone.

    • Patty Lanenga

      Patty Lanenga

      5 өдрийн өмнө

      The cougar made the move because she saw him as a threat to her cubs, it didn't matter if it was day or night she was just being protective of her babies. That type of behavior she displayed is not strange at all and it should be expected if you happen to find yourself in front of any animal mother and her babies.

  89. G K

    G K

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Might be a great idea hiking with a weapon for protection! Might not be so lucky next time.

  90. mansi rai

    mansi rai

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Maybe first She was threatened by the intruder at first but then she got curious abt the intruder

  91. David R Robinson

    David R Robinson

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Come on @NBC News, this terrible reporting. Your video makes it sound like the cougar pursued him and was stalking him. If you watch the longer video you can clearly see he approached the mom and cubs and that is what started the whole thing. That's when mom defended her cubs and pushed him out of her territory. CBS This Morning's story is a much better detailed story of the incident and better presentation of facts.

  92. JOE SMITH

    JOE SMITH

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Stupid, this isn’t news... this should have been on Instagram

  93. Zach

    Zach

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    All the armchair rangers in chat lmfao 🤦🏻‍♂️🤣

  94. Nyjunie

    Nyjunie

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Yes, throwing rocks is best.

  95. Enjoyable Enjoys

    Enjoyable Enjoys

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    During an Interview with the cougar.... Cougar: That man got so scared!

  96. Abel1120 conlget

    Abel1120 conlget

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    samething happens all the time at my local bar

  97. Isabelle Turtle

    Isabelle Turtle

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    The rock is what made it run off, this was intense first thing to do is grab a rock or something sharp and be ready. Maybe you’re supposed to be calm and loud and not turn back like this guy, maybe throwing a rock earlier would have made it attack

  98. Isabelle Turtle

    Isabelle Turtle

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Should have thrown rocks from the start

  99. E Meyer

    E Meyer

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Both were afraid of each other. The guy was hoping for the cougar to go back and the cougar for the guy to keep walking...

  100. delta nine

    delta nine

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    its funny how not even humans realize how quick u can turn that fear around. lucky you had instincts on your side

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