Villagers from Pavi Jetpur village in Gujarat managed to rescue a leopard who had fallen into a well by pulling him using a cot. The big cat then escaped into a nearby forest.
Locals heard the leopard roaring after it fell into a well at a farm in Naravaniya village which is when state forest department officials were alerted and arrived at the spot. Soon after, a cot was lowered into the well and the big cat was pulled out. A forest ranger claimed that people were asked to move away from the well when the leopard was being pulled out. He added that once pulled out, the animal escaped to a nearby forest without harming anyone.
In March of this year, a three-year-old leopardess was run over by a speeding vehicle on the Vadodara-Mumbai Highway in Valsad district. A senior official with the Gujarat State Forest Department had told media outlets that internal hemorrhage was identified as the cause of her death following a post-mortem. He also added that the deceased animal's body was burnt in accordance with guidelines prescribed by the wildlife department.