Leopard Killed After Scaring Indiana Woman In Her Backyard

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A woman prepared to protect her pet cats at any cost found herself face to face with one of the animal kingdom's top predators. According to ABC News, an Indiana woman and her boyfriend shot an animal that was trying to attack their cats, thinking the intruder was a bobcat. They soon discovered the animal they shot down was a leopard, who arrived in the area without explanation.

The Department of Natural Resources is now investigating how this wild animal and obvious foreigner to the midwestern United States found its way into an Indiana backyard. Residents of the state are allowed to own wild animals with a permit, but no one has come forward to claim the animal or report one missing. Sadly, the leopard passed away. The woman and her boyfriend shot the animal believing it was a bobcat behind several attacks on pets, and were devastated to discover the animal's true identity.





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huntress9955

What where they suppose to do? wait till it killed a kid. The person responsible is who ever lost/freed the leopard. by the way it would eat a cat if given a chance..

June 25 2013 at 12:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Leighanne Gayle

It is a horrible mistake, such a beautiful creature, but then the question comes up as WHERE DID THE LEOPARD COME FROM???? It is NOT NATIVE to the US! I dont think they should have shot it though.

June 25 2013 at 11:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
karebear1952

It had to be very, very dark to confuse these two cats. Poor leopard.

June 24 2013 at 7:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
karenxw51

Leopards don't belong in yards in Indiana or anywhere else in North America. They are wild animals. Leave them in their natural habitat or a zoo.

June 24 2013 at 6:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
englishfleck

" Residents of the state are allowed to own wild animals with a permit"

Well this explains it .

June 24 2013 at 6:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Elizabeth

My cat sits outside with the resident bobcats and they never bother him. I think they can tell feline. I doubt that Leopard was after their cats either. Now, dogs they probably would get. Very very sad, what a beautiful animal.

June 24 2013 at 5:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
VIPRLARES

So sad they shot the Leopard. :-(

June 24 2013 at 2:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cybertychobrahe

These people are terrible and should face the same fate as the leopard.

June 24 2013 at 2:14 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Big Riggs

Why? It seems like an innocent mistake.

June 24 2013 at 10:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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