Leopard on the loose
July 20th, 2011
09:03 AM ET

Leopard killed after mauling six in India

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.

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  1. jessicaber

    This is very sad for me. Nature is responding to the unrest in the World.

    July 20, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • evensteven

      My sentiments also.

      July 20, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • gremlin

      And the leopard would have no such sadness in killing you.

      July 20, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kano

    Thank you leopard, that's 11 more white-collar jobs open to real US citizens.

    July 20, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • what

      You are a psycho. Too bad, even after leopard attacks, number of psychos has not reduced.

      July 20, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. realist

    Should've sent in the Honey Badger. They tried to hire him but, he really didn't give a sh!t.

    July 20, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ah

    @Kashmir – what are you doing here ... go back to your dungeon.

    July 20, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ronnie

    the second photo when the guy is getting mauled by the lepord hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 20, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. BenA

    Poor people breed like crazy. Rich people simply breed their sisters like crazy. I think we should address the world-overpopulation crisis by allowing all the rich inbreds to adopt as many babies as they want. Rich people are too wrapped up playing on their ipad's while on their gold plated shtters to care about swimming in the gene pool anyways.

    July 20, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. john

    Seriously, if that leopard had REALLY wanted to kill him, he'd be dead right now. He would not be walking away with minor wounds. Same for those other people it attacked. These seem to have been half-hearted attacks.

    July 20, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jon

    Wow, and in the whole story CNN never used the words "Sarah Palin'.

    July 20, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bruce Hill

    we live in a very sad sad world ..... humans are destroying this earth because of greed you just have look on television and the movie theatres... i live in vancouver Bc we have shot three bears because they were looking for food we also shot a cougar for hte same reason .. we are losing our forests all we have is concrete there will be one day and i believe it will be in the next 30 years the animal extintion will be off the charts and sea life... and that my friends is the coming to the end people are expanding with more children in all countries there should be a limit ... the earth is no expanding ....

    July 20, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dot8

    It was an American leopard working for the CIA.

    July 20, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe


      July 20, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • yup

      I actually laughed at that..nice joke

      July 20, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason Leopard

      I was Borne this way.. Growllll...

      July 20, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jdele003

    What they didnt say was that the leopard went in to the bushes, and they lit the bush on fire trying to smoke it out....it came out of there on attack mode...the video is being circulated on the web...

    July 20, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Toarn

    I love how the guys with guns are just standing there watching as that guy get's his head chewed off.

    July 20, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • A reasonable young lad

      I like you!

      July 20, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • MJ

      LOL. true true

      July 20, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike Vick

      I know exactly what do do with that cat. Gimmy 10 minutes and I will have that kitty purring. *spark* *zap*

      July 20, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Presy

      Its not that they are standing there doing nothing. Its a moment's snapshot and the photo was taken before the officials could react to the situation. Guess the photographer has quicker reflexes than the officials or the leopard lol

      July 20, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. JoeMahma


    Too many humans.


    July 20, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • realist

      warped view of the world, shockingly naive.

      July 20, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark T.

      Exactly. That's the heart of the matter, right there.

      July 20, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pragmaclast

      Let's start cutting back on the population, then. You and your family go first.

      July 20, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • BananasandLice

      If there are too many humans, start by eliminating yourself.

      Funny...any bellyacher who whines that there are "too many people" always seem to want everyone ELSE not to be brought into existence. But these bellyachers themselves sit around and enjoy life. How ironic.

      July 20, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. gdssd

    Did they at least make some Leopard burgers?

    July 20, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. CF

    Who spotted the leopard?

    July 20, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      Yeah, i see what you did there.

      July 20, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
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