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Indian Woman Slays Leopard, Lives To Tell The Tale

Indian Woman Slays Leopard, Lives To Tell The Tale

An Indian woman in her fifties says she fought off and killed a leopard by herself.

And not only did she live to tell the tale, but she also had to walk at least half a mile to get treatment for her several wounds. (Video via NDTV)

The animal was found dead, and according to CNN, it wasn't the first leopard attack in the area.

A chief wildlife warden told the outlet: "These are alarming incidents because usually leopards attack and kill dogs, goats or young children - not adults."

Reports vary as to whether she did it with her bare hands, with farm tools like a sickle or if there was an axe involved as well.

The amount of time the fight lasted is under media debate as well. Some say it was an hour, others that it was about 30 minutes. Her age has also been shown as both 54 and 56.

​​But most reports seem to agree the leopard was found dead. The woman showed up with several deep wounds that required several dozen stitches, but she's reportedly in stable condition.

National Geographic says many leopard populations across Africa and Asia are endangered. Other outlets pinpoint their loss of habitat as a reason the big cats wander into villages and cities.

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dwtomczyk August 27 2014 at 1:39 PM

polish man, son of immigrants, survives 40+ years in NYC

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leslie August 27 2014 at 12:42 PM

Now that's a real cat fight.

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alspoolhall August 27 2014 at 1:01 PM

Glad she is ok. I hope she killed the leopard with a tool or weapon of some kind. I don't want to think of people walking around a place like that without having something with which to defend themselves.

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djeaninew1066 August 28 2014 at 2:19 AM

This is what happens when you lose control of your population and they encroach on the animal's habitat. More power to the leopards in India. When stupid people set out the buffet, don't be surprised when the dining guests arrive. .

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debnaert August 27 2014 at 7:49 PM


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Jolep112 August 27 2014 at 6:30 PM

"Her age has also been shown as both 54 and 56", does that make her 110 years old? She killed the leopard by herself? does that mean she's had plenty of practice in fighting off men? cause "they" keep "pawing" her?

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almmj August 27 2014 at 3:57 PM

i have been following these articles and natgeo about the leopards in india...it is not so much that the village is encroaching on their land since the villages have been there for so long...it is that the humans are easy targets for the leopards. The leopards teach their cubs to go after humans... ....Humans can not outrun a leopard nor in most circumstances can they outfight leopard..however...when fighting for your life, adrenaline kicks in and it looks like once in a while, the human wins! My great, great grandfather killed a lion with his bare hands... whatever type of lions they had in italy...he was a shepherd and protecting his flock.

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Mike August 27 2014 at 2:50 PM

Well shes a tough chick. As for people thankfully she killed the animal, I laugh. As humans we encroach on their land and their home and then when they retaliate you wonder why. We deserve these attacks.

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zrsz1 August 27 2014 at 2:44 PM

I have a house on a pond in a golf course community in south Carolina, about 2 weeks ago a 7' gator showed up and since I'm not there, he's made himself at home in my yard. between me and my neighbors we're making every effort to have him taken away. but,,,on second thought, maybe we should charge admission and wrestle him. if she fought this leaopard for an hour and won,, I've got a bridge to sell the polish guy, dwtomczyk, right there in NYC...

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almmj zrsz1 August 27 2014 at 3:52 PM

obviously, you have never been in a fight for your life....

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zygi & paris August 27 2014 at 12:55 PM

Any time an indian woman can live for 32 years with a calcified dead fetus inside her, I put nothing past her. Glad she came out the winner.

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