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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Leopard scalped man in a vicious attack

Bestgore.com recently highlighted an Indian man got scalped by a leopard.

Four people were injured in an animal attack in the city of Guwahati in north-eastern India after a full grown leopard strayed into city’s residential area on January 7, 2012. Before the leopard was tranquilized, the cat ran into a house on Nabagraha Road in busy neighborhood of Silphukhuri where it struck a man in the head, slicing part of his scalp right off.

Tranquilized animal was taken to the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati for observation. Poor cat probably suffers from the same issues most animals in fast growing countries like India are faced with – shrinking and fragmented habitat. Leopards don’t feed on insects which can be found by the hundreds per square meter in the jungle. Big cats need dozens of sguare miles of undisturbed wilderness just to find enough small game to feed on. But with the encroachment of filthy humans, their hunting grounds are vanishing and what’s a hungry cat to do?

At least the Indians didn’t shoot this cat dead despite his attack in the residential area. I fear his fate is sealed and he’ll spend the rest of his life behind bars of a tiny cage while snotty fat kids taunt it with their little cameras and obnoxious screaming. When I see kids, I have little doubt that we’ve evolved from monkeys.

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