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Leopard falls in reservoir tank, grabbed onto a net and leaped out to safety

Onlookers watch Indian forest guards preparing to throw a net into a water reservoir tank that a fully grown male wild leopard fell into at a tea estate in Haskhowa, some 45 kms from Siliguri, on June 20, 2012. The animal was rescued by the Sukna Forest rescue team from the Mahananda Wildlife sanctuary by lowering a ladder and a net into the tank. AFP PHOTO/Diptendu DUTTA

Leopard falls in reservoir tank, grabbed onto a net and leaped out to safety

22 June 2012

A wild leopard fell into a water reservoir tank at a tea estate in Sangatram, some 30 kms from Siliguri. The animal was rescued by the Sukna Forest rescue team from the Mahananda Wildlife sanctuary by lowering a ladder and a net into the tank. This is not the first time leopards in India leave their den and venture out into the villages. In July last year, a fully grown leopard had pounced on a forest guard in Siliguri and also attacked a woman in Lumbu slum. Here are some of such instances.