We were at the #Agumbe #Rainforest #Research
Station, taking a break from two back to back #rescues-
and what turned out to be a #trinket-
when the call came in from the Kudremukh #Forest
Department. A #leopard
was trapped in a house... With a #snare
To be honest, I half expected to see a dead leopard when we reached. What I did not expect was a leopard #cub
(barely a sub-adult) hiding in one shed, which she could have easily broken through had she been big enough, with a clutch-wire snare around her hindleg area. Tired.. but otherwise healthy, with no other major visible injury. @joselouies
in fact said that in all his years of enforcement and handling snare cases, this was the first where a leopard was actually still alive! She was one lucky girl!
One post cannot do justice to the amazing and efficient work done by Ajay Giri and team, where we realised a #snake
hook has more uses than just handling #snakes,
especially when there is no #veterinarian
and no way to sedate the leopard!
A bigger blog with videos coming up soon, jointly with the team.
P.S.: yes, this story has a happy ending for the cub!