By Josie November 14th, 2023
Utah, with its expansive 36,000 square miles of habitat, is home to a cougar population currently estimated at around 1,600 animals.
Sadly, though, this number may be on the decline due to increased trophy hunting and habitat loss.
In the event of a cougar encounter, experts advise to stop immediately and not to run away.
The Utah hiker tries to scare the cougar off by yelling and making himself appear larger. When he throws a rock at the cougar,it finally retreats.
Despite the apparent danger, experts suggest that the cougar was not attacking but rather trying to escort him away from her beloved cubs.