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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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dan_crabtree August 27 2014 at 12:03 PM

Where she was then repeatedly raped by around thirty men.....After all.. this is india.

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alspoolhall dan_crabtree August 27 2014 at 1:03 PM

dan_crabtree ~ You are a bigoted moron. Now the question is, do you know it or not?

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zrsz1 dan_crabtree August 27 2014 at 2:45 PM

men in leopard suits

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skitzlpk August 28 2014 at 1:07 AM

A leopard, pound for pound, is one of the strongest & most tenacious of all felines.

This woman did good to come out alive. She did very good..

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Allen Cat August 27 2014 at 11:33 PM

as believable as the USC f`ball players story

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rocket88coupe August 27 2014 at 9:38 PM

she sounds like shes as mean and tuff as my ex

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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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