VIDEO: Cougar follows man running near Provo for 6 minutes

PROVO– A Utah man was greeted by a mother cougar while jogging on a trail in Slate Canyon near Provo over the weekend. In an alarming video, jogger Kyle Burgess yells, “C’mon dude! I don’t feel like dying today!” at the cougar as she follows Burgess for six minutes. Burgess...
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Man Escapes Cougar: 'Dude, I Don't Feel Like Dying Today'

Twenty-six-year-old Kyle Burgess was on a 10-mile run on Saturday up Slate Canyon in Provo, Utah. He told the Deseret News that when he saw four cougar cubs on the trail, he took out his phone and started filming. But when Burgess saw the young animals' mother come along, he...
ABC7 Los Angeles

Viral video shows cougar stalking Utah hiker in terrifying 6-minute encounter

PROVO, Utah -- A man's terrifying encounter with a cougar on a hiking trail in Utah has gone viral after he managed to record a six-minute video of the incident. Burgess told Good Morning America he went for an early-evening jog on a trail he's visited often. He pulled out his phone to take a video when he came across what he thought were wild kittens.

Aggressive cougar follows man on Utah trail for 6 minutes

Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A man out for a run on a Utah trail captured video of his frightening 6-minute encounter with a "scary kitty cat" -- a mother cougar. Kyle Burgess said he was out for a 10-mile run at Slate Canyon in Provo when he spotted four cougar cubs on the trail ahead of him.
The Guardian

Alarm over inbreeding after California cougars spotted with crooked tails

Mountain lions with crooked tails have been spotted in the Santa Monica mountains, an unsettling sign of extremely low genetic diversity within an isolated population of less than two dozen individuals roaming the rugged canyonlands just north of Los Angeles. In early March, biologists examined a young sedated male mountain...
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Cougar found dead in Bloomington, likely hit by vehicle

A cougar was found dead near where two interstates meet in Bloomington in what state conservation officials say is an extremely rare verified instance of the big cat turning up in the Twin Cities area. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recovered the adult male cougar about 6:45 Tuesday...
Houston Chronicle

Dana Holgorsen loves physicality Cougars showed in opener

Takeaways from Tuesday’s Zoom call with University of Houston coach Dana Holgorsen:. Holgorsen said he was most proud of how physical the Cougars were in the 49-31 season-opening win against Tulane. On defense, the Cougars had less than 10 missed tackles — which resulted in only 33 yards — and...
Pioneer Press

Cougar killed by vehicle in Twin Cities was likely wild

The cougar struck and killed by a vehicle along a busy Twin Cities freeway on Sept. 29 was likely wild and probably was the same cat captured on cameras in the area days before its death. John Erb, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources research biologist, said it was likely the...