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James Hetfield Calls Woman Who Used METALLICA's Music To Fend Off Cougar

To get on her for not paying royalties. Okay, not really.

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We recently posted about Vancouver resident Dee Gallant using Metallica's "Don't Tread On Me" to ultimately save her life from a wild cougar while on a walk. By itself the story is pretty cool, but of course Metallica guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield made it that much cooler. Hetfield recently contacted Gallant to talk to her a little bit after he saw it posted by fellow Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett.

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Naturally, Gallant was at a loss for words, as she tells CTV News. She was especially surprised that Hetfield knew her dog's name, and says they talked about dogs for a little while.

"I was a little bit lost for words. It's surreal how quickly it happened and how far it's gone. The fact that he's so down to earth and such a great person, I'm very pleased to find that out first-hand."

"I can't believe he knows my dog's name. If you had told the 18-year-old me that this would happen, I never would've believed it. I would've just fallen out of my skin with excitement."

Watch the full report below.

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