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. Marcus

    I don't know what you are talking about. This is nature at its finest. Survival of the fittest in it's truest form. If the leopard wants to survive, stay away from humans or learn how to use a gun.

    July 20, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brandon

      Hell no, I do not want a leaopard to learn how to use a gun!

      July 20, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eve


      July 20, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChicagoRob

      ahhhh jungle cats with guns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      July 20, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • fred bazzeeda

      Yeah, that would be cool! it would even the playing field at least....

      July 21, 2011 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Jean Sartre

      You are one very, very sick puppy....

      July 20, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mowgli

      Really now. So, let's wipe out all life on the planet. Then, have an open air steel cage match where anything goes and where only the strongest lives. And after your posting, people would probably be coming after you first.

      July 20, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • realist

      "Who runs bartertown? MasterBlaster runs Bartertown!!"

      July 20, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • aliJ

      Your IQ is probably is not more than that of a leopard.

      July 21, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. Chutneyharry

    Does Indians stink, yes some do especially from the northern India they havent heared about deodrants or just dont like it.Indians took lots of our jobs, BPO's, medical , accounting, sofware deveolopment etc.Did Obama tried to cut outsourcing around six months ago, thanks to republicans and five democrats defeated that bill.talk to your senators and represntatives and check they can do some thing.Or just stay here and hate Indians, phillipines, canadians and Irish who are taking away all our jobs and if you want hate some Chinese who took all our manufacturing jobs.

    July 20, 2011 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Xint

      LOL Canadians taking your jobs? More like Americans taking Canadians jobs since its cheaper labour in the US and with NAFTA companies don't pay tariffs most Canadian companies are manufacturing their products in the US, Mexico or Overseas.

      July 20, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • k

      lol....no one took anything you gave it away. Expecting luxury you cannot afford and thinking you deserve it regardless of what you are willing...or not willing to do as the case may be.

      The American dream means to make the most money for the least amount of work...and when that fails sue.

      July 20, 2011 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hexdragon

    The leopard was probably in town because either its home had been destroyed, it's food had been chased off or domesticated, it had nowhere else to go.

    July 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Shamrock6

    Too bad the leopard didn't get a bunch of them first.

    July 20, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. T-man

    Too many damn people on the planet. Birth control please.

    July 20, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Charles Stevens

    It's too bad that you're not intelligent enough to understand the article.
    They tried to tranquilize it first. When that failed and it was gnawing on a man's neck, THEN they killed it.
    Or are you suggesting that they shouldn't kill an animal that is chewing someones heart out simply because it is "acting on instinct"?

    July 20, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • B.C.

      The leopard was shot and wounded when it tried to leap on top of a van where a ranger was waiting with a gun. Read the article. Only Dick Cheney would shoot a leopard actively attached to someone's neck. He would do it from the back seat of his S.U.V.

      July 20, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dick Cheney

      Bullocks! That guy had a clear shot. A simple point blank shot to the orbital of the creature would have made it drop like a sack of potatoes. One shot one kill..

      July 20, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • rojac


      July 20, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • al sullivan

      No, cheney would shoot the guy

      July 20, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobo2000


      July 20, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • geets

      Did you forget about Sarah? She could have shot it from her helicopter.

      July 20, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • xmxm

      I think chewing of human neck by a leopard in the leopard's territory shouldbe allowed.

      July 20, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • BetterDeadThanFed

      Only your neck and those who share your ridiculous opinion.

      July 20, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robbie

      " xmxm: I think chewing of human neck by a leopard in the leopard's territory shouldbe allowed. "

      Oh hell yea! Power to the bad @$$ kitty!

      July 20, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Dont you forget territories are defined by humans.

      July 20, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • person

      um. i thought it said his neck. not his heart. and the world needs population control. or we need to find new ways to house evreyone. b/c there not enough earth for everyone.

      July 20, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • 2Legit2Quit

      Disagree. Have you ever driven from the Midwest to the west coast? There's plenty of open space.

      July 20, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • George

      Just because it's open space doesn't mean anything except sage brush can live in it. Try it for a week and then we'll send the coroner in to pick up your mummified and rattle snake bitten body.

      July 20, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • eric

      Agreed. There is no overpopulation problem here in the U.S.

      July 20, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kenny

    That'll make a nice coat! I want that dead leopard.

    July 20, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Brandon

    Damn! That leopard was kicking their asses!!

    July 20, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. CNN Commenters are idiots

    The leopard was sent by liberals

    July 20, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rachel M

      Bush's fault.

      July 20, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. k shah

    Either CNN is wrong in reporting or NDTV India. As per NDTV leopard was not killed but taken back to forest after capture with rubber bullet

    July 20, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Trav

    No matter how bad the rest of my day goes, I did not have a leopard jump on my back.

    July 20, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fast Eddie

      Exactly! Thanks, that's 'gonna be my mantra for the rest of the week.

      July 20, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. OrionStyles

    I honestly wonder what the guy in frame 1 is thinking?

    Hey we're here to tranq that angry leopard 3 feet beside me... I know, I'll turn my back on him... and *frame 2* holy crap this just doesn't make sense to me!!!!!"

    July 20, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. sdlfk

    rednecks wet dream, shoot animals in self defense. theyd plant a handgun in the leopards paw.

    July 20, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rachel M

      Indian rednecks?

      July 20, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Gary

    The world is overpopulated.We must decrease our population by force if necessary.Our natuiral world will not survive otherwise.The leopard has no hiome or food and acted fine.Should vever have killed the leopard.Spay and neuter the people save what few animals we have

    July 20, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • BetterDeadThanFed

      Yet, over 90% of the U.S. is undeveloped.

      July 20, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Kingfisher

    Never turn your back on an angry leopard.

    July 20, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack Schitt

      Def Lepard??

      July 20, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • MikeSr

      seriously, who is that dumb where they just turn their back on a wild animal? and one thats on higher ground too!! he got what he deserved and it sucks they killed it for being a wild freaking animal!!

      July 20, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • B33tle

      No, not "Def". "Ded".

      July 20, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • JLR

      I know. Picture 1, man has back turned to leopard. Picture 2, man has leopard on said back.

      July 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kingfisher

      Looks like he's texting. "OMG ur not going 2 blv what I just saw!"

      July 20, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
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