Leopard trapped, escapes, trapped again

March 1st, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by admin  


Shimla, March 1 (IANS) A leopard in Himachal Pradesh, trapped by villagers for fun, escaped injuring several people. But it was caught again, but not before clawing at a forest guard. Villagers near Nirmand village in the Kullu valley, about 140 km from here, trapped the big cat in a cow shed Friday, officials said Saturday.

But the leopard escaped, injuring 15 people, one seriously, and then bolting into the countryside. A few hours later, the animal was trapped again in a nearby village.

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