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Leopard attacks in India are not uncommon. Leopards often prowl into residential areas in search of food. But the animal quickly runs away once people become aware of its presence.
But a village watchman Balram near Indore in Madhya Pradesh confronted a leopard with a bare stick to stop the animal from attacking people.
The incident happened in Olani village of Mhow tehsil in Indore district on Monday evening when the leopard entered the village.
When the braveheart hit the leopard with the stick, the animal pounced upon him, pinning him to the ground and biting his feet. As the leopard ran into the street, Balram got up and chased away the big cat.
Balram must consider himself lucky because his encounter with the leopard lasted just a few seconds. But as this video below shot in a village near Siliguri in West Bengal in 2011 shows, leopards can be very deadly when they are trapped or hit.