A man recorded the petrifying screams of a mountain lion while in the woods and shared the unusual animal cry in a video that has gone viral. Westin Yancey was on a hunting trip for elk in Oregon, United States, when he pauses and looks at the camera and whispers “mountain lion”. The cat’s cries go on for almost a minute and sound remarkably human-like.
It’s most likely the mountain lion (or cougar as they are sometimes called) was in heat and calling for a mate. It’s rare to encounter mountain lions in the wild, but not unheard of.
I don’t mind hearing one like Westin did, but I think it’s best to not try and meet one!