The men use catch poles to coax the cougar into moving into a position that would allow them to free its paw from the trap. The mountain lion initially resists, but is eventually freed and runs away.
Ekins said the cougar was larger than most of the big cats he is called to free from traps.
"I've probably only done three in my career that were as big as the one you saw. That was a really big one," he told KSL-TV. "Anytime we do something that the public doesn't see all the time, I will video some of it."