'Once I did realize what they were, I was like, that's mom right there.
About 3 minutes in, the aggressive cougar lunged three times and hissed.
"He backed away. He didn't go toward the mountain lion or her kittens". "Come on, dude. I don't feel like dying today".
Video posted to Burgess' Twitter account shows two cougar cubs appearing ahead of him on the trail. Go away! Go away! Burgess can be heard in the video yelling profanities and pleading with the cougar to back off.
Despite his panic, he remembered to back slowly away and tried to make himself as large as possible.
Burgess picked up a rock and threw it at the cougar, which then ran away.
'So yeah, that just happened ... holy cow. Noticeably shocked and terrified, Burgess began pleading with the animal, encouraging it to rejoin its babies rather than chasing him down.
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'It was a very long 6 minutes'.
Scott Root, an outreach manager with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, tells KSL the video is "kind of scary" to watch.
"I found what I thought were bobcats on the trail during a run", Burgess wrote on YouTube.
'She wanted to make sure that he was not a threat. He swears, roars, and pleads with the mountain lion in an unintentionally hilarious attempt to get her to leave him alone.
Root believes that Burgess handled the situation the best way possible. He made lots of noise; he didn't crouch or do anything to get smaller.
'I really admire that he did everything right'.