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Imagine the following situation: you are in a forest and, in a matter of seconds, you are chased by a puma, also known as “mountain lion”, one of the fastest cats in the world. The first impression, when analyzing this scenario, is that, if it were real, the person could not survive.
For this fact (yes) happened: on a trail in Utah, in the United States. A man, who was doing a trail through the region, was chased by a cougar for six minutes. And managed to survive.
The whole scene of tension experienced by Kyle Burguess was recorded by video, while he tried to escape from the animal. He started recording what he thought was a lynx cub. However, he realizes that he is being watched and begins to be chased by the cougar, who would be the baby’s mother.
Burguess runs through the forest and keeps filming backwards, recording the animal’s steps. He even makes noises to scare the animal and shouts phrases like “go away, I’m big and scary”. “I don’t feel like dying today,” he says in the video.
The picture only changes when Burguess manages to pick up a rock and shoot it towards the animal, which runs away.
The video of the chase from animal to human has already been viewed by more than 4 million people.
Endowed with a large size, with 1.55 meters in length, on average, and weighing on average something between 70 to 85 kg, the puma is a formidable, stealthy and solitary hunter. Its speed can reach 80 km / h.