Thursday, July 21, 2011

Savage leopard who mauled 11 people dies from knife wounds it suffered while being captured

After attacking 11 humans, the leopard was captured and stabbed to death.

After attacking 11 humans, the leopard was captured and stabbed to death.

This savage beast has been tamed for good.

A crazed leopard that mauled 11 people in a wicked showdown with Indian villagers has died from knife wounds it suffered while being captured.

The snarling adult, male leopard was caught in a series of stunning photographs as it leapt at locals and forestry officials trying to hit it with a tranquilizer dart.

Villagers near Siliguri had used knives, sticks and stones to beat back the wild cat and drive it back toward a wildlife sanctuary in West Bengal.

Six villagers, a policeman and four forest guards were injured in the wild encounter about 375 miles from Kolkata - the city formerly known as Calcutta.

The injured animal died hours later, and a necropsy is being conducted.

Leopards are protected in India, but encounters with the big cats have increased as the animals wander into villages in search of food.

With News Wire Services


The leopard moments before its attack. (AP)

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