Leopard Attacks

In the Uttar Pradesh region of India, leopards and human continue to clash; two people have died recently, and several others have been seriously hurt. There are also unconfirmed reports of recent leopard attacks elsewhere in India.

The people of India have dealt with leopards for centuries. This photo is from a rescue operation in Pune this past January. Forestry officials tried to remove a leopard from a populated area. The result: five people mauled, one leopard dead. In May, villagers in Uttar Pradesh burned a leopard alive after it hurt a number of people.

Here’s an odd report of a wild tiger injuring several people. . . in South Africa. This would seem to be a translation error; tigers are not native to Africa, though both lions and leopards occur in patches there.

FURTHER INFORMATION FROM MY BOOKS:
Deadly Kingdom, Chapter 19: The Cats

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