On January 2nd Local wildlife officials were attempting to capture a lepoard that had wondered into the village of Raiganj located in West Bengal, India.
Someone caught what happened next on film as the situation exploded in terror as the leopard escaped the netting and as of the latest reports the escaped Leopard left one man with serious injuries before he ran off into the surrounding forest.
"Many efforts were made to capture a leopard which entered the residential area, but it gave us a slip. One man got injured. As of now, we don't know if we can recapture as we don't know its whereabouts," said Sumit Nandi, a volunteer of animal rights organization People for Animals.
The injured man was treated at a nearby hospital.
Wild animals like leopards, panthers and elephants often cause damage, and even claim lives, in villages bordering forest areas as they often stray into inhabited areas in search of food.
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