On Sunday February 8th a leopard entered a school in Bangalore India and injured 6 people, and even though many people were mauled by the leopard there were no deaths. Many pictures and videos were caught of the giant cat running around the school grounds and attacking grown men around a swimming pool while being shot at with tranquilizer guns. Eventually the 6 year old male leopard was shot with a tranquilizer and taken to a wildlife park for treatment.
The entire ordeal lasted upwards of 15 hours, as a security guard first spotted the leopard at 4:15am, and it wasn't until 6:30pm when someone was finally able to hit the leopard with a tranquilizer. It then took until 8:15pm until the tranquilizer took effect on the big cat.
It's just a good thing that this all happened on a Sunday rather than a weekday when children would have been at the school.
CNN reports further:
The leopard then ran into the school, where officials locked it inside a bathroom. But it managed to escape through a ventilation duct into the swimming pool complex, where the attacks took place, Boralingaiah said.
Ralph said an estimated 1,500 leopards were in Karnataka state but that they rarely strayed far into urban areas.
India has some 12,000 to 14,000 leopards, according to a study the Wildlife Institute of India commissioned.