A fast-thinking Vancouver Island lady turned to the mighty Metallica to fend off a cougar in her path, blasting the legendary metallic band’s “Don’t Tread on Me” to scare away the ferocious feline.
In response to native information outlet Kelowna Now, Dee Galant and her canine Murphy have been out for his or her typical stroll once they noticed a creature that she couldn’t fairly make out at first. “It was crouched down, doing that type of prowl, predator stroll that they do — that was once I waved my arms and yelled, ‘Hey, you cease!’ and it did,” she recalled.
“Initially I wasn’t that scared,” she continued. “I bear in mind pondering, ‘Cool, that’s a cougar,’ after which it was, ‘Why is it nonetheless there?’ earlier than turning into, ‘Oh my God, it’s coming towards me, I must make it cease.’”
That’s the place Metallica got here into play. Gallant took out her telephone and noticed “Don’t Tread on Me” by Metallica in her music library. “I believed it was the noisiest factor on my telephone that might most likely scare it, that was additionally the message I wished to convey to the cougar.”
And wouldn’t you understand it, the “Black Album” monitor scared the cougar off. “As quickly as the primary notes blared out, it bumped into the bush,” mentioned Galant.
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Now that Galant and her canine are protected, she needs to personally thank the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame band. “I’d like to contact them sometime and inform James Hetfield that he saved my life,” she concluded.
On your comfort, we’ve embedded Metallica’s “Don’t Tread on Me” beneath, so the subsequent time you encounter a cougar, simply deliver up this text and hit play.