Man escapes cougar attack on trail in Utah

Published: Oct. 14, 2020 at 11:02 AM CDT
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UTAH (WBRC) - A man survived a close encounter with a cougar in Utah.

The 6-minute video shows Kyle Burgess walking backwards away from a cougar on a trail.

Burgess said he had stopped to take a picture of a group of what he thought were wild kittens, when mom appeared and started to follow him.

The encounter lasted for six minutes until Burgess threw a rock toward the cougar and she backed away.

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