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Footage Of A Leopard Trapped In A Well Emerge Online—And The Internet Felt Terrible

Footage Of A Leopard Trapped In A Well Emerge Online—And The Internet Felt Terrible
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7 months ago

A leopard fell down a dried-up well in Guwahati, Assam, India. Despite it being a near 30-foot drop, the big cat didn't suffer any injuries.

Which was great news for everyone who found the animal, except there was just one problem.

This cat clearly didn't anything to do with the people who were trying to help it.

I mean, what do you even do when you're staring down a huge pit, and at the bottom is a machine, refined to kill over millions of years of evolution staring at you like that?

There's not enough money in the world you could pay me to get me to go down into that pit.

Thankfully, though, officials were able to devise a plan.

They got their hands on a tranquilizer gun to put the feline to sleep. Then, they slid a ladder into the well, and one brave soul, who was probably praying the entire time the cat wouldn't wake up, went down into the pit and fastened a rope around the cat's body.

"Please stay asleep and don't claw my face off. Please stay asleep and don't claw my face off."

After getting the leopard out of the well, villagers put the cat in a cage and carried it away from large pits it could get stuck in.

People were happy to see the cat rescued.

And some applauded the efforts of the villagers who participated in operation leopard extrication.

But there were others who wanted to know why they handed the animal over to a zoo, instead of putting the female leopard back in the wild?

Well, I guess it's better than being left to die in a pit.

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