A new video circulating the Internet shows a wildlife conservation office in a standoff with a large cougar caught in a trap. According to ksl.com, Utah wildlife conservation officer Mark Ekins was called to help release the cougar on December 17 and decided to film the encounter because of the animal's size. The footage, uploaded to YouTube just this month, shows Ekins slipping a catchpole over the cougar's neck and then working with a trapper to release it. At one point, the cougar leaps as Ekins reaches for its paw, snapping a tree limb the men were using to control it. Ekins then calmly grabes the pole, which is only a few feet long, and calmly reins in the frantic cat. Ultimately, Ekins throws a blanket over the cougar and releases its paw, and after a moment, the animal sheds the blanket and runs away, shaken, surely, but with only a small cut on its paw.