Leopard at Garbhanga in Guwahati | Photo: Assam forest department

An adult leopard fell down in a well at Madhab Nagar on the fringe of Garbhanga Reserve Forest on the outskirts of Guwahati was rescued by forest personnel on July 1 morning.

The leopard that fell into a 20-feet open well in the wee hours got trapped inside and tried desperately to keep afloat. Villagers were startled on hearing the roars echoing from deep within an open well. It turned out that a leopard was struggling to stay afloat in the waist-deep water and the effort had seemingly left it exhausted.

The villagers immediately alerted the forest department. The personnel arrived at the spot and successfully rescued the animal after a couple of hours of operation.

The animal was then wrapped in a net and was carried into the deep forest and released back into the wild.

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