Occurred on November 1, 2020 / Gunnison, Colorado, USAInfo from Licensor: "I was hunting alone in the mountains of Gunnison, Colorado when I looked up and saw the cougar standing right in front of me.
I took a picture and started the video on my phone, then tried to scare it away by yelling and waving my arms. The cougar didn’t react at first, but did finally start running off to the right.
Then, when it got into the shadows, it turned and started coming toward me.
I threw my phone down, took a few steps backward, and got my gun ready to shoot.
The cougar stopped on the log 8 yards in front of me, growling and hissing.
I continued trying to scare it away, but its body language only became more threatening, until it appeared ready to pounce.
So I shot it, and it ran away.
Then I went and found my dad to tell him what happened."