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Donny Stone hoped to one day see a cougar in the wild, but not quite like this.
The ultra-marathoner's first encounter with the species came while he was out on a 10-kilometre training run Tuesday near his work camp about 100 kilometres southeast of Grande Prairie, Alta.
"I looked up ahead and saw two cougars on the trail, and they saw me and then they moved into the bush," Stone said.
2 men experienced a non-defensive encounter. Watch the video and notice the bear shows little sign of stress and moves towards and in a zig zag pattern. Always carry bear spray and other deterrent tools like an air horn and banger. Stand your ground, shout at the bear and use your bear spray when the bear gets in range. Learn more about non-defensive encounters through a bear safety course.