India: Leopard caught after 12-hour struggle, taken to zoo

Allahabad, Nov. 27 (PTI): A leopard, that had entered a canteen in the cantonment area here, was caught today after a nearly 12-hours struggle by army and forest department personnel.

The leopard, which was spotted by some people in the area last evening, entered the canteen after an alarm was raised, officials said.

Defence personnel rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area to prevent the animal from coming out and causing any harm to nearby residents.

Forest department officials arrived to catch the leopard but were unable to do so for want of tranquilizers which were brought from Lucknow.

People of the adjoining area spent a sleepless night even as the canteen was guarded by the defence personnel.

The tranquilizers arrived at around 4 am and the animal was knocked out after being shot at with a tranquilizer gun. It was later taken to Lucknow Zoo.

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