Last month, Dee Gallant, a Vancouver Island resident, and her eight-year-old husky retriever Murphy went to a local logging trail just outside of Duncan, British Columbia, for their regular evening walk, Global NewsCanada reported on Friday. The cougar literally ran away as soon as the opening notes played. Gallant tried waving her arms and yelling at the animal, saying things like "bad kitty!" and "get out of here!" but the cougar stayed.
She told the publication that she wasn't initially alarmed when she saw the cougar about 50 feet away from her, but that changed when Gallant noticed it was slowly approaching her.
A Canadian woman is crediting one of her favorite heavy metal bands for saving her and her dog from a hungry cougar.
Gallant pulled out her telephone to document the animal in entrance of her, whereas calling it a "dangerous kitty" and yelling for it to "get out of right here". They were being stalked by a cougar.
"It didn't respond to that either".
When the "bad kitty" didn't respond, Gallant turned to her phone's music library to find the most "threatening" song and chose to blast "Don't Tread On Me" by Metallica.
"I immediately put it on and I held it up high in the air".
She now hopes to one day tell her story to the members of Metallica and thank them for coming to her rescue. "He was just gone".
A fast skim of her telephone's music library led to Gallant choosing "Do not Tread On Me" from the band's 1991 self-titled LP, joking that it "was the noisiest factor on my telephone that might in all probability scare it, that was additionally the message I wished to convey to the cougar".
"I would love to contact them someday and tell James Hetfield that he saved my life", she said.
David Aaro is a Freelance Reporter at Fox News Digital based in New York City.