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    Leopard mauls 11 in fierce fight at Indian village - Yahoo! News





    KOLKATA, India (AP) A snarling leopard mauled 11 people in an Indian village and terrorized wildlife officials trying to drive it away before it was tranquilized and died of injuries from the fierce showdown.
    Forestry officials were forced to flee, dive for cover and even climb up on a jeep to escape the adult, male leopard's attacks in West Bengal state.
    At one point, the big cat leapt through the air, fangs bared, and tackled a man, clutching him in its giant paws as it knocked him off the wall he was standing on.
    The wildlife officials wearing protective helmets and carrying batons and tranquilizer guns had hoped to drive the cat into a nearby wildlife sanctuary after it wandered into the village near Siliguri, about 373 miles (600 kilometers) from Kolkata.
    But the leopard stood its ground, crouching on a wall, hissing and attacking those who came near.
    It injured six villagers, a policeman and four forest guards before being hit with a tranquilizer gun Tuesday. The people are recovering from their injuries, mostly swipes from the cat's claws.
    Forest official Dharma Dev Rai says villagers used knives, stones and batons to beat back the cat.
    The cat died within hours after the showdown, and a post mortem is being conducted.
    Leopards are protected in India, though more are straying into villages for food.

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    Those pictures don't look real somehow.

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    aww it's so beautiful, it's too bad they couldn't get him to the wildlife sanctuary.
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    OMG! At least they tried to save him, but wow.
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    Wow, dramatic pictures. It's awfully nice to have armed men around when a leopard pounces on you and tries to bite your head.

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    See? flip flops are useless when one is attempting to flee death.
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    I have seen the video. Total chaos, people with stones and weapons and the animal run wild.
    sharp as Angie's square jaw

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    Quote Originally Posted by greysfang View Post
    See? flip flops are useless when one is attempting to flee death.
    one day someone will listen to us
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    every time i hear of stories like this, i could just cry. Animals are just trying to live, like we are.

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    It was a pretty smart cat. It bit the head of the only man not wearing a helmet.

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    Poor leopard. I wonder why they didn't shoot the tranq dart from a safe distance and stay away until kitty was asleep.
    'I had to get rid of the kid. The cat was allergic.'

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