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You May Forget To Breathe When Watching This Footage Taken In Utah

The life of a Utah Game Warden is never boring, but some days are definitely more exciting than others. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources estimates that anywhere from 2,500 to 4,500 cougars live in Utah. Sometimes a cougar gets caught in a trap meant for coyotes, and then there’s a big problem.

Check out this video posted on YouTube by MrCordoniz to see what happened next.

The cougar had some minor bleeding on its paw, but seemed to be just fine when it took off, and Officer Ekins found his catchpole a few hundred feet away.

The conservation officers at the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are so brave! Would you dare to catch a cougar on the end of a catchpole and then release him?

Catherine Rees
Catherine is a lifelong resident of Utah. She's a writer, researcher and observer of the human condition.