Armed with a couple of poles and a whole lot of courage, these two officers from the Division of Wildlife Resources in Utah did something pretty amazing: They released a cougar caught in a trap. And this wasn’t any mellow, seemingly-grateful cougar. Gnashing his teeth and hissing, this giant cat was about as pissed off as anyone would be if they got their hand caught in a trap, and it was these two officers’ job to get him out. To do it, they had to figure out a way to get him still enough to remove the trap — not to mention figure out what to do when he was free. It’s a tense situation, but how they pulled it off is pretty great.
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