And you thought the pink elephants were bad.
A leopard that seems to only target drunk men has been ripping its way through the Didihat region in Kumaon hills of India. The apex predator is believed to have killed a dozen villagers – most of who were loaded – in the past two and a half years. The attacks have all been in the evening when the drunk men are ambling home. Because of this, most villagers make it a point to reach home before sundown.
The Uttarakhand Forest Department officially declared the leopard a man-eater last month and issued a kill order on it but has been unsuccessful. Pithoragarh’s District Forest Officer Y.K. Singh told Daily Mail India, “This month we had sent a team of shooters in the affected village, but they were unsuccessful in their mission. This is the third attempt made so far.”
I think the moral of the story here is that leopards like their meat slightly pickled.
A man-eating leopard in Uttarakhand has become infamous for his peculiar habit of killing drunk men.
The Didihat region in Kumaon hills has been living in terror of the jungle cat for the past two and a half years, during which the leopard has killed a dozen villagers.
Such is the fear that locals make it a point to return home before sunset.
Read more: Daily Mail