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Nepal terrorised by man-eating Leopard


Posted on Sunday, 4 November, 2012 | Comment icon 20 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A bounty has been offered to anyone able to hunt down a leopard that has killed over a dozen people.

Despite a search by more than 100 soldiers and police officers the rogue leopard remains at large, residents of Nepal's remote western region have been under threat from the creature for over a year. A reward of 25,000 rupees is being offered to anyone who can catch the culprit whether it be dead or alive.

"In the beginning, we wanted to capture it alive," said a government official. "But the security personnel who returned from the search said that thousands of villagers have been terrorised."

"Nepal offered a bounty on Thursday for anyone who could hunt down a leopard that has killed more than a dozen people in the past year in the country's remote western region."

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Comment icon #11 Posted by pallidin on 4 November, 2012, 18:54
I`m surprised that the American Military hasn`t signed it up for active service . Camper alert! Take diuretics to dilute blood salt-content.
Comment icon #12 Posted by little_dreamer on 4 November, 2012, 19:59
I'm guessing this isn't a snow leopard, a different species - which I heard never eats humans.
Comment icon #13 Posted by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON on 4 November, 2012, 20:33
Well if you keep taking away the natural flora & fauna whats left for it to eat, humans.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Lava_Lady on 4 November, 2012, 20:51
It's certainly a magnificent creature. It's sad that it has a bounty on it's head. I understand the fear but if I lived in an area with predatory animals I wouldn't let my 4 year old (or any age child or loved one) out of my site... ever. I would also carry a weapon, even if it's just a large stick and vinegar.
Comment icon #15 Posted by pallidin on 5 November, 2012, 3:49
It's certainly a magnificent creature. It's sad that it has a bounty on it's head. I understand the fear but if I lived in an area with predatory animals I wouldn't let my 4 year old (or any age child or loved one) out of my site... ever. I would also carry a weapon, even if it's just a large stick and vinegar. Uh... that is Napal. Some children have no shoes and often play or gather stuff in the nearby forrest without incident.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Lava_Lady on 5 November, 2012, 4:38
Uh... that is Napal. Some children have no shoes and often play or gather stuff in the nearby forrest without incident. It would just take one incident for me to become over protective and not let my children out of my site. Especially a 4 year old.
Comment icon #17 Posted by pallidin on 5 November, 2012, 4:43
It would just take one incident for me to become over protective and not let my children out of my site. Especially a 4 year old. "Life" in third-world countries just don't work that way.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Lava_Lady on 5 November, 2012, 5:13
"Life" in third-world countries just don't work that way. I'm sure there are lots of moms in the area that are doing just what I said I would do. Why wouldn't they? My initial comment was mostly about the 4 yr old that was killed, admittedly, there are no details but I was simply stating, in that situation, my children would not ever be outside without me and a weapon.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Chooky88 on 5 November, 2012, 14:41
That`s a good point . It never hits the Headlines when someone in India is eaten by a Great White Shark............. Nah. You may be missing the point. Wild animals need territory too. We shouldn't kill them for doing what comes natural. Build a fence to stop leopards, or buy a shark shield like I have when I go diving. Don't just kill them all the time. Simplistic and stupid. Hell, catch it and send it to a zoo. In the numbers game they are more important..
Comment icon #20 Posted by Sundew on 5 November, 2012, 22:24
Often animals that prey on humans are old, crippled or otherwise unable to capture their normal prey. We are slow, don't have fangs or claws, so we make easy prey to a starving predator.


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