We often hear news of large-scale hunts for man-eating big cats in India, but this viral video of Indian villagers rescuing a trapped leopard reveals a non-fatal encounter with one of the country’s feline predators.
Villagers in the northwestern region of Gujarat discovered the trapped leopard when they heard its shrill cries echoing from the well, reports the New York Daily News. After several ineffective attempts, the rescuers succeed in lassoing a rope around the animal’s hindquarters. They hauled up the squirming cat and secured it in a waiting cage.
I’m not sure I’d be standing as close as many of the onlookers, just in case that rope came loose. The leopard was later released into the wild.