The leopard is filmed entering a house in Dehradun.
Residents of the Kewal Vihar area in Uttarakhand's Dehradun received a rude shock yesterday after a leopard entered the residential colony. According to ANI, the incident occurred last evening, after a leopard strayed into a house in the colony on Shastrabudhe Road and stayed there for over six hours. A video shows him jumping into the house and, a few seconds later, a panicked homeowner running out.
Panic also ensues among other residents of the colony after they realise what happened. The video shows them running away from the house.
Watch the video below:
According to Times of India, residents said that forest department officials that reached the spot to rescue the animal waited for hours for a veterinarian from Rajaji Tiger Reserve to arrive as not a single personnel trained to tranquillise the leopard was available in Dehradun or Mussoorie's forest divisions. The leopard ran away just minutes before the vet was about to tranquillise it.
A video by ANI also shows the leopard inside the garden: