Shawn Hanson said his adrenaline kicked into full gear when he decided to go toe-to-toe with a wild cougar that captured his mini dachshund, Bailey, in order to save the dog's life.

"I see something out of the corner of my eye and a cougar jumped out about 10 to 15 away and just snatched the dog," Hanson of Victoria, British Columbia told ABC News. "It put her paw down and her mouth around her [Bailey's] neck and started dragging her.

"She [Bailey] was making really loud yelping noises like I'd never heard before."


PHOTO: Shawn Hanson, 38, said he fought off a cougar to save his dog Bailey.Hanson said it took two shots with his shotgun to put the animal down.