Leopard attacks Indian village (PHOTOS)

A leopard attacks a forest guard at Prakash Nagar on the outskirts of Siliguri in West Bengal, India on July 19, 2011. Forest officials made several attempts to tranquilize the full-grown leopard after it attacked six villagers.

KOLKATA — A stray leopard who wandered into the village of Prakash Nagar, near the city of Kolkata, incited panic in villagers who watched forest officials tranquilize and kill the animal after it reportedly injured six people, including policemen and forest guards.

The wildlife officials wearing protective helmets and carrying batons and tranquilizer guns had hoped to drive the cat into a nearby wildlife sanctuary but the leopard hissed and attacked those who came near it, according to the Times of India. 

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