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Published:July 8th, 2015 16:10 EST

Viral Video: Man Punches Cougar in Face to Save His Pooch

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Shawn Hanson said his 1-year-old dog, Bailey, was accompanying him on a fishing trip last week near Uclelet when a cougar grabbed the canine in its mouth and started to run.


Hanson said he ran after the predator and quickly caught up to it.

`I never really thought about what the cougar could do to myself,` Hanson told CTV News. `I reached back and punched it in the face.` "


There is nothing more peaceful and relaxing than going on a fishing trip with your pooch, but Hanson`s outing turned into a nightmare when a cougar grabbed his tiny dog in its mouth and took off running.

Hanson did what any self-respecting dog owner would have done; he ran after the predator and punched it square in the face.

Hanson ran with his canine companion back to his truck, retrieved his shotgun and shot the cougar dead.

Moral of this story: Don`t mess with a man and his dog!

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