Must-see videos of the week – August 31

From a scary cougar walking into a B.C. woman's house to an adorable koala climbing into a canoe, we've seen some great videos this week. Here are some of our favourites:

1. B.C. woman describes cougar attack

Angie Prime was in her living room in Trail, B.C. when a cougar walked right in through an open door and attacked her. She held her legs up and tried to keep the animal back for a short time and that's when her boarder collie, aptly named Vicious, came to the rescue. Vicious chased the cougar out of the house. A cougar also attacked a 7-year-old boy in B.C. earlier this month. While there are on average two cougar attacks in B.C. a year, luckily few are fatal.

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2. Boy forced to wear embarrassing sign as punishment

It may be a while before one 13-year-old in South Carolina smokes marijuana again. After his mother caught him, she forced him to walk around a busy intersection wearing a sign that read, "Smoked pot, got caught! Don't I look cool? Not!" On the back it reads "Learn from me, don't do drugs." The mother, April Mathison, said other punishments such as timeouts and taking things away weren't working.

This mother isn't the first to use the sign punishment. A mother in January forced her son to wear a sign that read, "I lie, I steal, I sell drugs, I don't follow the law," after he had a number of run ins with the law. And in April, a father forced his 8-year-old girl in Missouri to wear a sign that read, "I like to steal from others and then lie about it" after she was caught stealing from her teacher.

3. Smoking news helicopter makes emergency landing in parking lot

A TV news helicopter pilot and a cameraperson, who had been on the job for two days, went from reporting the news to becoming the news.

The pilot of a KTLA helicopter in Los Angeles was forced to make an emergency landing in a Hollywood parking lot after smoke started coming out of the engine. A pilot from a rival TV station alerted the pilot of the smoke and he then realized the chopper was leaking oil, according to KABC. Everyone made it out safely and uninjured.

The video is shot from another news helicopter by what we are guessing are a rather brave pilot, cameraperson and reporter.

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4. Woman's gas pedal sticks to floor

Lauri Ulvestad drove for 94 kilometres and reached speeds of 190 km/h after the accelerator in her Kia SUV got jammed and she couldn't stop the vehicle. A police dashboard camera caught most of the incident after she called them when she didn't know what to do. They escorted her with sirens blaring trying to get the other traffic to move to the right lane.

Some cars didn't move over so Ulvestad had to drive into the grassy median at a breakneck speed and then swerve back on the highway. After some ideas didn't work, the 911 operator Ulvestad was talking to suggested lifting up the gas pedal and hitting the brake at the same time and that finally worked.

Kia released a statement saying they haven't been able to duplicate the incident, but will continue to investigate.

5. Koala hitches canoe ride

Paddlers along Australia's Gold Coast got a bit of a surprise when a koala, an animal usually known for being lazy and sleeping 19 hours a day, hopped in their canoe. The animal looked a lot less like the ones seen sleeping on shoulders many tourists are photographed with and more like Ryan Lochte as it swam out to the boat.

"We were thinking it was going to drown so my mate behind me just grabbed him and put him straight in the boat," said Julie Elliot, who filmed the encounter, to Nine News. After a short time in the canoe, they paddled back to shore and put the creature on solid ground. We're guessing the normally lazy creature didn't pick up a paddle.