PTI | | Edited by Trisha Sengupta
In a terrifying incident, a leopard was caught casually walking on the boundary wall behind a residential complex in Mumbai. Two videos of the incident are circulating X and have gone viral. The footage shows the big cat standing right in front of the barbed wire fence of the property near Aarey Forest.
The leopard caused panic among the residents of the area (image display). (File Image)
“Leopard spotted behind spiky boundary wall of Oberoi Splendor at JVLR, Mumbai,” reads the caption of a post shared with the videos by X.
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Shot from different angles, the videos show the leopard sitting on top of the border wall along the road. The animal walks the entire length of the wall without paying attention to its surroundings.
Watch the creepy scene:
The video was published a day ago, on February 12. The share has since garnered more than 71,000 views. The post additionally gathered close to 500 likes. People tweeted different comments as they reacted to the video.
What did X users say about this leopard video?
“We’re taking their land,” user X wrote. “Right where I live, crazy,” tweeted another. “It’s so sad that we Mumbaikars are just running after money and building houses on top of wild animals’ houses,” joined a third. “Mother Nature is reclaiming her territory,” joined a fourth.
“The leopard that roams next to our society is very scary and dangerous. It can lead to a conflict situation. We are coordinating with forest officials to resolve this issue,” a resident of the society told PTI.
Forestry officials are monitoring the situation and are also patrolling the area. They urged people to inform the forest department if they spot a leopard.
“Citizens should avoid entering dark spaces at night. They should keep their company well lit for clear visibility. Small children and pets should be accompanied by adults, while security guards should stay in their cabins and use torches at night,” Sharma, Pawan Sharma, founder and president of Resqink Association for Wildlife Welfare (RAWW), told the newspaper.
(With information from PTI)
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