July 20, 2011
Rampaging Leopard Mauls 6 in Indian Village
By Chad Love
A leopard went on a rampage in an Indian village Tuesday, mauling six people before it was shot and killed. Check out the amazing photo and video of the leopard jumping on to a forestry officer's back.
From this story on CNN:
Officers shot and killed a leopard after it strayed into a village and attacked six people in West Bengal, India, according to media reports. The leopard attacked a woman and two men, The Australian reported. People in the densely populated slum village of Prakash Nagar climbed onto rooftops as forestry officers pursued the big cat and vice versa, Sky News reported.
Several attempts to tranquilize it failed. Things seemed to calm down after the leopard sought refuge in bushes, but it leaped out at three officers, Sky News reported. An officer finally wounded the animal, and it later died at a veterinary clinic. One forestry officer was reported critically injured.