Fatehpura: 3 hurt in feline assault

Panic spread in Fatehpura village of Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Wednesday (April 3) after two women and a person injured in a feline assault.

A leopard roaming in Fatehpura village of Ganderbal attacked a Wildlife Department official and two women on Wednesday afternoon. After the official along with his team tried to chase and catch the leopard.

The man has received injuries on his waist in this feline assault. He has been identified as Shabir Ahmed.

The victim was referred to a local health facility for treatment.

It is not yet known that the beast has been caught or not by the wildlife department.

Leopard attacks are attacks inflicted upon humans, other leopards and other animals by the leopard. The frequency of leopard attacks on humans varies by geographical region and historical period. Despite the leopard’s (Panthera pardus) extensive range from sub-Saharan Africa to Southeast Asia, attacks are regularly reported only in India and Nepal. Among the five “big cats”, leopards are less likely to become man-eaters—only jaguars and snow leopards have a less fearsome reputation. However, leopards are established predators of non-human primates, sometimes preying on species as large as the western lowland gorilla.[6] Other primates may make up 80% of the leopard’s diet. While leopards generally avoid humans, they tolerate proximity to humans better than lions and tigers, and often come into conflict with humans when raiding livestock.

Indian leopard attacks may have peaked during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, coinciding with rapid urbanization.