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Hiker scares off cougar with Metallica

Postby toucana on August 3rd, 2019, 4:23 am 

A female hiker who was alone on a forest trail on Vanacouver Island used a track by Metallica to scare off a hungry cougar.


Dee Gallant, 45, was on a hike in South Duncan with her dog, Murphy, on July 23.

She said she was only a few miles into the woods when she turned around and realized that they had company: They were being stalked by a cougar.

She yelled, and the cougar stopped moving. But it didn't retreat.

Gallant tried waving her arms and yelling at the cat, saying things like "bad kitty!" and "get out of here!" but the cougar stood its ground.

That is, until Gallant opened her phone and chose the loudest band she could think of: Metallica.

The song: "Don't Tread On Me."

The cougar scurried off after the first few notes, the combination of heavy drums and James Hetfield's vocals apparently too much to handle.

Gallant kept the song on loop for the rest of her hike, making sure to stay in the middle of the road and keeping Murphy close.
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