Being a rock fan could actually save your life apparently, as this Canadian woman proved.
Just outside of Duncan, British Columbia, Dee Gallant was taking her dog for a walk last week when she noticed they weren't alone.
"I just had the feeling I was being watched. I looked over to the right and there he was," Gallant said, referring to a wild cougar standing about 50 feet away, slowly creeping towards her.
Gallant wasn't originally scared, but more excited to see the animal she said: "I remember thinking 'cool that's a cougar'. Then it was 'why is it still there?', before turning into 'oh my god it’s coming toward me; I need to make it stop,'"
We definitely would have shit our pants at this stage.
Gallant's first mode of defense was to yell at the cougar, which caused it to pause momentarily, but it didn't scare it away. That's when an idea popped into her head:
"I quickly rifled through my iTunes and found Metallica 'Don't Tread On Me', I thought it was the noisiest thing on my phone that would probably scare it. That was also the message I wanted to convey to the cougar."
And pretty bloody amazingly, her plan worked. "As soon as the first notes blared out, it ran into the bush." Gallant says she's eternally grateful for Metallica and their powerful metal sound. "I would love to contact them some day and tell James Hetfield that he saved my life," she mused.
So just remember, keep heavy metal blasting if you ever encounter a dangerous wild animal and you should be sweet. (NOTE: only attempt at your own risk, we don't want to be responsible for your stupidity thanks)