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A wild leopard attacked five people on a three-hour rampage in the eastern Indian city of Guwahati, killing one man before being tranquilized by authorities.
Residents told AP the leopard attacked a 50-year-old lawyer as he talked on his cellphone. He was rushed to a hospital where he died Sunday.
Witnesses told the Calcutta Telegraph that unruly crowds cornered and threatened the leopard, which may have provoked it.
Manas Paran, a local newspaper photographer, recounted the attack. After mauling a cook (who had part of his scalp torn off, seen in these pictures), the leopard jumped walls and wandered to other homes in the crowded neighborhood. At one point Paran saw a man chasing the leopard with a metal rod. Despite his warnings, the man continued and then the leopard attacked.
“I was worried that it would turn on me. My heart was thumping and hands were shaking; I was terrified,” Paran told the Telegraph.
Wildlife officials eventually tranquilized the leopard and planned to release it at a wildlife park 120 miles west of the city home to around 1 million.
Originally posted by Afterthought
reply to post by mkgandhas
Do manners and decorum mean anything to you?
I hold the belief that no living creature deserves to be provoked into violence. I'm sorry you do not feel that way. Especially since you're trying to provoke me by your implied explicative.