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. A reasonable young lad

    Rule #1, Never turn your back on the enemy.

    July 20, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. NW1000

    That leopard's head would look great on my mantle.

    July 20, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hippie

    ....Bad kitty....

    July 20, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. catmando

    get the Indians out of the leopard's habitat...and you will not have to worry about them. Lighting a fire where the leopard is taking refuge? Hmmm, don't pull on Superman's cape...don't spit into the wind.

    July 20, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. N33E T0 R3AD M0AR!!!


    July 20, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. DS

    You use Ant/ Wasp/ Hornet killer to protect your family when these insects build a nest in your yard, but cry out loud when a bigger animal in another country is killed.. that's double standard!

    July 20, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Neytiri


    July 20, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ganges River

    *sniff sniff* What's that smell? Oh it's me...

    July 20, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • TriXen


      July 20, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rotting Corpse

      @Ganges River: Hey bro mind if I bathe in you while people and animals go number 1 and 2 next to me and children play?

      July 21, 2011 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Ganges River

      @Rotting Corpse: Sure can! Nothing makes me happier than smelling like Courtney Love's thrown up bile. As long as I'm still "holy" why bother taking care of me?

      July 21, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  9. TriXen

    I love picture #2... I can just hear the reporter talking to his cameraman... "Quick, Bob, this man's about to die! Take a picture!"

    July 20, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. venurao

    Why would humans only have the license to kill?
    My sincere condolences to the family of the poor leopard.

    July 21, 2011 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  11. ice

    poor animal, people are bad

    July 21, 2011 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
    • John Lennon

      oh yeah because it's right for people to get attacked by leopards. Yeah we should let leopards attack our people and kids. Yes you are right.

      July 21, 2011 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
    • KtotheC

      Well when you get mauled by a leopard will make sure not to shoot it and that will be one less animal loving idiot

      July 21, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
    • FiDo

      @ John Lennon... we should only allow them to maul your children... no one elses. d0uchebhag.

      July 21, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • johnlennoneatsit

      John Lennon is it so difficult for you to comprehend that OVERPOPULATION in third world nations is encroaching on the remaining wildlife habitats? If you live in a grass hut on their turf, yes they will attack you. We have no right to be there. Stop having 9 children per family.

      July 21, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Stacey

      I am a huge animal rights person, but in this case, what did you expect these people to do? They in fact did try and tranquilize the cat several times and it did not back off – and you can see it eating that guys neck. How are these people bad?

      July 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vinny

      Your right people are bad..................

      July 21, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. E5Mouse

    Only the strong survive!!! U.S.A.

    July 21, 2011 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Christian Burgess

      lol thats why your country has the largest debt in the world, Love our aussie dollar $1.08 to your $1 ... we call americans septics, i need anti-septic lol ... go drop some bombs on kids and say sorry ... dumba**

      July 21, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. HireMeAccenture.com

    Man!!! That situation could've turned out really bad!

    Help Me Get a Job!!

    July 21, 2011 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  14. Emily

    Whoever wrote this article needs to brush up on their math. "Six people were attacked, a woman and two men."

    July 21, 2011 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
    • LeopardKiller

      the rest were forest officials, was that so difficult to understand.

      July 21, 2011 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Learn to Read

      If you would have continued to read past that, you would see that it states, "Things seemed to calm down after the leopard sought refuge in bushes, but it leaped out at three officers."

      July 22, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mark

    Lovely animals. Guys come borrow a leaf from us, you'll never hear the Maasai have gone to kill a leopard! Killing a lion is by far much easier. Get em bwoy! habitat grabbing, territory loss!

    July 21, 2011 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
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