This is one of those strange encounters you can’t help but love to watch.
The outcome is always a surprise.
Cougars and badgers are two of the baddest animals found in North America.
One is a large cat that can weigh up to 220 pounds and measure up to 9 feet in length, including its tail.
The other is a small, stocky mammal that is actually a member of the weasel family. They are known for their distinctive black and white striped faces and their digging abilities, and being the mascot of the University of Wisconsin.
Badgers can weigh up to 30 pounds and measure up to 3 feet in length, including their bushy tails.
Cougars and badgers do not interact often but it can happen. Cougars have been known to attempt to prey on them, but badgers are also known to defend and fight back quite ferociously.
This cougar didn’t seem to know what to think when it was sneaking up behind a badger that was just digging away at his burrow. The cougar walks up and slowly sniffs it from behind (almost like a dog) trying to figure out what it is.
The badger turns around and is startled to find the cougar starring him right in the face.
The badger then pulls out the aggression as it lunges and growls at the cat who jumps backwards in defense. It pauses for a second, perhaps considering if it wanted to tangle or not, but the aggressive badger ultimately sends it on its way.
Definitely not the outcome I expected, but I like it.
That seems like a whole lot of fight the cougar didn’t need on that day.
Mountain Lion Tries To Break Into Cabin
Talk about nightmare fuel.
I mean, it’s one thing to have a predator size you up in the woods, that’s their territory. But, it almost seems a little disrespectful to have one trying to come right into your house.
An apex predator being so aggressive that it comes to your house and is sizing you up through the window. I would have been doing everything I could to make that animal feel like it is not welcomed back, that’s for sure.
Mountain lions are the scariest cat to roam North America. With ongoing urban sprawl and people building camps and cottages everywhere, there’s bound to be an increase in sightings. Usually, these things don’t bother people to much, but when they do it is frightening to say the least.
The cougar is seen walking up to a door of a cabin in Hot Springs Cove, British Columbia, where this couple was staying in.
They say you can see by the look in their eyes what their intentions are and that was definitely the case here. This cat has the eyes of a killer…
As the cougar looks at the people and sizes up the door, you can’t help but think it could tear through it with one swipe.
The cat starts to walk around the place looking for an easy way in. Eventually it just stops and stares at the man who doesn’t break eye contact.
This is a wild encounter, but be sure to make lots of noise if you’re ever in a similar situation. These things don’t like any kind of threats.
Here’s a word from the man behind the camera:
“My wife and I were on our anniversary vacation in Hot Springs Cove, located 1 hour and a half off of the North West coast from Tofino, British Columbia, Canada.
After waking up in the morning, we made our way from the smaller guest cabin to the larger main cabin. We sat for coffee/tea, and after a few minutes, we were visited by a cougar at the front porch. It lingered at the edge of the deck for a minute, looking intensely before pouncing onto the deck towards us.
It stopped at the glass doors where it sniffed and looked for a way in. Not having any weapons in the cabin, we were trapped and unsure of how to defend ourselves if the cougar found a way inside.
After it walked around to the side of the house, I proceeded to stare at it intently. Like a stare-off, not aggressively, just deeply. We held that for a minute or so until I broke the gaze.
After which, it walked off behind the cabin, and we waited around for an hour before leaving and getting picked up in a boat and taken safely back to The InnChanter.”
That is the face of a cold-blooded killer.