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Woman Uses Metallica’s Don’t Tread On Me To Scare Off Cougar

If you are ever in danger of getting attacked by a wild animal, here’s a trip: play Metallica.

When Dee Gallant, a Canadian woman, was walking her husky Murphy near Duncan, British Columbia, she encountered something she wasn’t planning for: a live fucking cougar. Out of fear, Dee did what anyone would do to protect themselves: played Metallica to scare it off.

Dee noticed the animal after feeling like someone was watching her. To KelownaNow, she explained, “I looked over to the right and there it was. I couldn’t make it out at first and thought, ‘Oh, that is a strange color. That’s not a tree.’”

Dee warned the big cat warned it to stay away, but it kept its eyes fixated on her like prey. So, obviously, she pulled out her phone to film the intense moment. Watch below:

Eventually, Dee decided she had to take action. “It didn’t respond to that either, it just stayed locked on to me and seemed really interested, so that is when I decided to stop recording and try to do something else.

“I quickly rifled through my iTunes and found Metallica Don’t Tread On Me,” she explained to Victoria News. “As soon as it started to play, he buggered off into the bush.”

“I guess he didn’t want to eat anything that leaves a Metallica taste in his mouth,” she added.

Dee was also quick to note, “I would love to contact them someday and tell James Hetfield that he saved my life.” Can somebody make this happen?

Metallica will be playing shows in Europe next month as part of their WorldWired tour, though unfortunately not in Canada. The dates are as shown below:


14 Bucharest, Romania @ Arena Națională
16 Vienna, Austria @ Ernst-Happel-Stadion
18 Prague, Czech Republic @ Airport Letnany
21 Warsaw, Poland @ PGE Narodowy
23 Munich, Germany @ Olympiastadion
25 Mannheim, Germany @ Palastzelt Maimarktgelände

The band are also playing Australia and New Zealand with Slipknot this autumn; the dates are as shown below:


17 Perth, AUS @ Optus Stadium
20 Adelaide, AUS @ Adelaide Oval
22 Melbourne, AUS @ Marvel Stadium
24 Melbourne, AUS @ Marvel Stadium
26 Sydney, AUS @ ANZ Stadium
29 Brisbane, AUS @ QSAC
31 Auckland, NZ @ Mt. Smart Stadium


2 Auckland, NZ @ Mt. Smart Stadium

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Posted on July 31st 2019, 9:15pm
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