A Vancouver Island woman had a big ass cougar trailing her through the woods when she decided to use the power of the heavy metal giants Metallica to ward off the predator. CVT News reports Denise Gallant was walking her dog on a logging road south of Duncan when she felt something following them. It turned out to be a cougar.
She shouted and made herself look big in an attempt to scare off the big cat but when that failed and the big cat continued to pursue her, she went through her iTunes and began blasting Metallica’s classic headbanger “Don’t Tread On Me.”
“The first three, four notes of the intro and he was just gone.”
Word of the incident got to Metallica’s frontman James Hetfield who gave Denise a call:
“I was a little bit lost for words. It’s surreal how quickly it happened and how far it’s gone. The fact that he’s so down to earth and such a great person, I’m very pleased to find that out first-hand. I can’t believe he knows my dog’s name. If you had told the 18-year-old me that this would happen, I never would’ve believed it. I would’ve just fallen out of my skin with excitement.”
After the call ended Hetfield texted a photo just to confirm it was actually him saying “Thought you might like some confirmation that it was me.”
Here’s footage of the cougar on her tail: