Handle with care when the cat is out of the bag

Forest and police personnel give a standout demonstration on how to hold down a leopard on the loose in Mysore.

The full-grown cat, which appeared on the Chamundi Hill road on Tuesday morning, attacking and injuring five persons including international equesterian Arun Mariba Shetty, later died at the Mysore zoo, allegedly due to the mishandling of the animal after it was “rescued”.

Star of Mysore reports that the leopard terrorised and entertained hundreds of onlookers for over four-and-a-half hours. But is this all the equipment, expertise and technology that “trained” personnel have at their disposal when faced with an emergency?

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News

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