A leopard which found itself trapped in a completely dry well in a house in Assam’s funding Guwahati was rescued after a two-hour operation by local forest authorities.
On Wednesday, the female leopard fell into a dry well, almost 30 feet deep, straying into a residential area in Guwahati’s Gokulnagar. It was filmed angrily growling at video cameras as authorities and law enforcement officers figured out a way to rescue it from the well. Locals too helped in the operation, reported Assam Tribune.
Forest department officials tranquilised the big cat and hoisted the animal to safety. Video of the save operation showed Dr Bijoy Gogoi, a vet with the forest department, tranquilising the animal and descending down the completely dry well with the help of a ladder and a harness. The sedated leopard was then lifted out of the well while connected to a rope. It took nearly 2 hours for the risky save, reported Hindustan Times.
As officials carried the tranquilised leopard in a cage, a crowd collected around to see the sight.
The feline was taken to the state zoo. Medical examination performed on the leopard spotted no injuries, said Assam Tribune.
This is the second such event of human-animal dispute in the northeast state of Assam. Earlier in December, an angry mob in Dibrugarh hunted and ate a leopard that had actually killed an elderly female after wandering off into a village from a forest. Its paw was the only body part left after the villagers consumed it.Click for much more trending news