We have heard a lot of tit-for-tat stories but this time it was a different one as it’s between animals. In a recent incident, a leopard, that had gone through some serious injuries in a fierce encounter by cows in Gautala wildlife sanctuary in Aurangabad, drew it’s last breath this morning, according to a forest official.
According to Raosaheb Kale, forest officer of that sanctuary, the leopard killed a calf at Bhambarwadi Shivar in Gautala on Monday morning and knowing this, a herd of cows attacked the leopard. The officer went on to add that one of the cows even lifted the leopard on the horns and flung it in the air.
“After the leopard killed a calf at Bhambarwadi Shivar in Gautala on Monday morning, a herd of cows had charged at it. One of the cows lifted the leopard on the horns and flung it in the air,” forest officer Raosaheb Kale said as per the inputs from PTI.
Following the attack, leopard suffered fractures on the backbone as well as the internal injuries, after which it was taken to the rescue centre.
Dr Ajay Deshmukh of Manikdoh rescue centre said, “The leopard was old and weak. Its vertebra had suffered fractures in the attack. The animal was responding to the treatment.”