Never stop for hitchhikers. That's what a group of power plant workers discovered last weekend when they were travelling by boat in Sechelt Inlet northwest of Vancouver and came across what they thought was a swimming bobcat. It wasn't. It was a mature and likely stressed cougar, which gets a little too close for their comfort (their decision to approach the cat then cut the engine didn't exactly help).
Here's their video. Warning: it includes some salty language.