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In pics: How a leopard trapped in dry well was rescued after two hours

This is the second incident in recent past of a big cat coming into conflict with humans. Early December, a mob cornered a leopard , killed it and ate it.

india Updated: Dec 14, 2017 11:26 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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A leopard sits in a dry well before being tranquilised and rescued by Indian forest officials in a residential area of Guwahati on Wednesday. (AFP photo)

A leopard, which was trapped inside the dry well in Gokulnagar area of Guwahati in the north-eastern state of Assam, was rescued by forest officials after over two hours of struggle.

This is the second incident in recent past of the rising conflict between humans and animals as rapid development encroaches into their shrinking habitat. Recently a mob of nearly 100 people cornered a leopard, which strayed into a village in Assam and killed a 60 year old man, attackled it with sharp weapons, killed , cut it up and ate it.

Dr Bijoy Gogoi, a veterinarian tranquilizes the leopard that fell into a deep well. (AP)

On Wednesday the leopard found in a dry well was tranquilized and hoisted to safety with the help of forest officials and vets. The big cat was later and sent to Assam State Zoo.

Forest officials hoist the leopard from the dry well. (REUTERS)

The vet, Bijoy Gogoi, climbed down into the well after the leopard was tranquilized and tied the rope around it after which it was pulled out.

The tranquilized full grown leopard lies in a cage after it was rescued from the well . (AP)

First Published: Dec 14, 2017 11:25 IST