I’ve documented my fear of mountain lions through various blogs throughout the years. I don’t know why, but I would honestly rather run into an angry grizzly bear than encounter a mountain lion in the wild. I don’t really like house cats, so maybe that has something to do with it? Not exactly sure.
Anyways, some Division of Wildlife Resource employees were called to Utah’s Pine Valley Mountains to release a mountain lion that was caught in a bobcat trap back in 2016.
I’ll provide some commentary on this absolutely wild video after you watch it.
First off, I know this is my worst nightmare, but how can that one DWR employee just run away and shout, “Did you get it?”. I don’t know if the Utah DWR has a motto or not but I feel like “Leave no man behind in the freeing of mountain lions from traps.” would be a good place to start.
Second, how in the hell do you end up with a job that requires you to interact with a mountain lion in such close proximity? Do these guys get some kind of sick thrill from looking into the eyes of an apex predator? I’m not sure of the answer, but they better be getting paid a nice sum of cash with generous medical benefits for putting their lives on the line.