Dan Casey of Rapid City, SD. shot one of the most insane videos of the year - and it's only January. The description accompanying his video posted on Facebook says he was out checking fox traps with his sons. What happens next is truly amazing.

As Dan points out narrating the video, it is mountain lion season, but it is illegal to trap them. His compassion for the obviously miffed cat is one of the reasons the video is so widely shared.

It took raw nerves of steel to come face to face with a mountain lion, but I have a feeling he's do it again if he had to.

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