"It was weird, there was no sound, no nothing, it was eerily quiet and all of a sudden I see my cat squirt in. Next thing you know, I hear claws trotting across concrete," Benson said. "I saw a big head lunging to eat my cat. I thought it was a dog originally; a cougar would be the last thing I’d expect." Benson rushed to protect his cat before realizing it wasn’t a dog at all—it was a mountain lion. That’s when he started roaring like a bear. He claims his instincts simply took over.