GAUHATI, India — A leopard that wandered into a city in eastern India went on a rampage, killing one man, swiping off part of another man’s scalp and injuring three other people before authorities tranquilized it. Neighbors in Gauhati say the leopard attacked a 50-year-old lawyer as he talked on his cellphone Saturday evening outside his house. He was rushed to a hospital where he died Sunday. Four other people were injured, including a man who had part of his scalp torn off in a dramatic attack captured by a local newspaper photographer. Gauhati wildlife official Utpal Bora says authorities plan to release the animal at a wildlife park 120 miles (200 kilometers) west of the city. Conservationists say deforestation is increasingly pushing leopards into populated areas.
That just sucks. One minute you’re just minding your own business having a nice little Sunday and the next you’re running from an over sized cat with your scalp flapping in the wind. And just your luck, there’s a photographer from the local newspaper there to take pictures of everything going down. Always interesting to see how different countries handle situations like these because they tranquilized this thing and released it back into the wild. Pretty sure that if that happened in America it would have been shot, tased, and blown up on spot. Just sayin’.