Leopards rarely attack humans unless they feel threatened, are wounded, or too old to hunt down wild animals. In this example however, the situation is different.
The story takes place in Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya. Local game rangers are busy relocating a leopard that caused trouble to nearby cattle stock from surrounding villages. Villagers were worried they could be next (and quite frankly, we can’t blame them).
Familiar with the expression “you reap what you sow”, right? Watch the following video, it will make a lot more sense.
NB: Viewer discretion is advised.
Unfortunately I couldn’t get the full version of the story. The full documentary used to be available on Animal Planet (cf. “Untamed & Uncut: Leopard Attack”), but it recently seems to have been removed from their site.
There are lessons to learn from this:
1. Never irritate a frightened cat, whether it is a leopard, a lion, or whatever the animal may be. Don’t play around with wild creatures. And never poke an angry wild cat with a stick! 😉
2. Always make sure your windows are rolled up while observing dangerous animals on safari. You just never know how they may react.
3. Stay calm at all times. I know this is easier said than done, but losing your temper only makes things worse. If the ranger had stayed calm, he could’ve rolled up his window before the leopard’s strike.