It’s fight or flight. Either fight in an intense situation or get to stepping. Stand up or book it to safety.
Elvis Xerri chose fight when a cougar attacked his girlfriend’s dog. Fight…in his underwear.
Xerri and his girlfriend Jacqui were asleep an Boomer, Jacqui’s 9-year-old Bernese mountain dog, was dozing outside below their open bedroom window with the exterior lights on. At around 3 a.m., Xerri awoke to Boomer’s yelps. That’s where shit got crazy.
“I was thinking it was a coyote attacking him. But it was the largest cougar I’ve ever seen, on top of the dog,” he said, estimating the animal to be about five feet long.
Adrenalin kicked in and Xerri found himself jumping on top of the big cat, startling it and grabbing its scruff.
“I threw it about five or six feet,” he said.
But the cougar was undeterred, and this time wrapped its mouth around the dog’s head and tried to drag the canine into the trees, Xerri said.
Once again, Xerri threw himself at the cougar, screaming. He managed to scare off the cougar, which dodged him and ran off into the woods.
Hopefully Xerri’s underwear wasn’t white because it wouldn’t have stayed that color for long.
After saving the day, and the dog, Xerri spoke with the local news and gave perhaps the most honest and funniest quote ever.
“It scared the crap out of me. I can’t believe I did that,” Xerri said. “Would I do it again? For sure, because I wouldn’t want to be a bystander. Was it smart? Probably not the smartest thing I’ve ever done.”
Ya think, bro? Yeah, I can’t believe you did that either. Especially unarmed and ESPECIALLY in your underwear. You’ve got balls, my friend. I can tell by your underwear because I can literally see them right now. Cover up.
[via National Post]