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Leopard ATTACK In India -- The STRIKING Photos

7/20/2011 7:59 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A horrified crowd looked on in terror as a wild male leopard mauled 11 villagers in India ... and the entire incident was captured on film.

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According to the AP, several people tried to drive the animal back towards a nearby wildlife sanctuary ... but the leopard turned aggressive and pounced on some of the men.

Villagers reportedly used knives, stones and batons to strike the animal -- and eventually shot it with a tranquilizer gun.

The leopard is said to have died from knife wounds suffered in the incident.

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46.

breakdance    

Leopard dont give a ****. Thanks for the treat stupid. See you later.

1089 days ago
47.

Gina    

THat's what happens when messing with wild animals. Respect them for what they are. With that said, seems like a tranquilizer gun would have done the job but these idiots thought it would be better to stab this poor animal to death.

1089 days ago
48.

janet    

You know this Leopard is already skinned for his fir.

Can never blame the animal. Hungry, provoked or just plain scared or all of the above. Pure natural instinct.

1089 days ago
49.

Tyler    

That poor leopard probably died from eating their food.

1089 days ago
50.

Superman    

Sounds like idiots from PETA. They care more about dumb animals than their own stupid life.

1089 days ago
51.

Cee    

There's a leopard attacking people outside! Let's go outside and watch!!

1089 days ago
52.

Meg    

Some stupid f*&K knifed it that is why it was so angry. I give the men credit for trying to tranquilize the leopard. It's all sad. There are some real retards responding to this article such as Superman...yeah..in your dreams.

1089 days ago
53.

Trevis Miho    

So unfortunate. Feel bad for the people mauled, and ESPECIALLY that a leopard had to get knifed up (THEN tranquilized((?)) for being a leopard. Gotta respect wild strength - that leopard went out wit a bang too, respect it.

1089 days ago
54.

asstird    

I feel sorry for the east indians. The most deadly and poisonous
animals on the planet are in either Africa and India. If you
think this is outragous think about the red scorpions, the cobras, and the fact that east indians traditionally all sleep
on the floor. I can't believe I'm going to say this but people
of India get protection(barbwire fences).

1089 days ago
55.

suzanne cramer    

Animals don't belong in cages.Human stupidity again hurting beautiful innocent animals ,and the humans are shocked by the cats actions? When will we learn??????????

1089 days ago
56.

magmax    

Too bad they didn't just send the big cat over to the Kardashian's
for some rump roast.

1089 days ago
57.

Zell    

Too bad they got attacked but... Isn't India the country that tortures cats for apparently being unholy to them? I really don't feel that sorry for them. Leave the animals alone, and typically they leave you alone.

1089 days ago
58.

Tyler    

@suzanne cramer are you dumb ass animals in a wild life sanctuary are never put in cages

1089 days ago
59.

ZOEY    

Poor leopard - animals are not meant to be contained, period. It's not natural. Such a shame it was killed. Pisses me off...

1089 days ago
60.

me    

"tranquilizer gun" -- I don't believe it. Probably he was shot to death.

I wonder why it got so aggressive. Usually leopards are shy and would walk away if there are people around and noises.

I went on many game drives in Africa but only once saw a leopard.

1089 days ago
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