The Power Of Rock And Roll -- Woman Scares Off Cougar With Metallica

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Heavy metal music. It's one of the most aggressive, head charged subgenres of rock and roll, and though has had many opponents over the years, remains one of the most beloved types of music in the world. That is, unless one happens to be a cougar, it would seem.

In a report from CTV, a woman, Denise Gallant, was walking with her dog on Vancouver Island when she realized that she was being tailed by a cougar. The following is a video that Gallant took of the big kitty watching her and her dog.

Gallant did everything right in an attempt to get the cougar to leave her be, including attempting to make herself look bigger and making noise to keep the cat at bay. To that effort, Gallant went to her phone to find something loud to play at the cat to get it to go away. In true metalhead style, she picked "Don't Tread On Me" from Metallica.

Credit: CTV
It seems to have worked wonders, proving that large forest cats are probably more into easy listening or maybe even hip-hop. In any case, the sound coming from Gallant's phone was enough to send the cougar safely on its way, leaving Gallant and her dog uninjured.

As a side note to this story, because it went viral, Gallant got a call from Metallica lead singer James Hetfield, much to her delight. She said that they talked about the incident and talked about their dogs. In the end, after the phone conversation, Gallant was also treated to a selfie of Hetfield throwing up the horns.


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