Leopard falls asleep in kitchen sedated sent to rescue centre
Darjeeling: A heavy meal followed by a deep slumber ended the misadventures of a full-grown leopard in Matiali in the Jalpaiguri district.The leopard that had fallen asleep in the kitchen of a local resident was sedated and later caught by the Forest department. In the wee hours of Thursday, the leopard had entered a forest village in the Borodighi area from the Gorumara forest. He then had hunted a goat. After the sumptuous feast the leopard had silently entered the kitchen of Jaggu Munda, a local resident. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseLaying down next to kitchen fire, the leopard had gone to sleep. Waking up in the morning Basanti Munda, Jaggu’s wife had gone to the kitchen to make tea. There she spotted the sleeping feline. Though paralysed with fear she managed to raise the alarm. Hearing her scream her neighbours gathered. The leopard slept on in the warm comforts of the kitchen fire despite the hullabaloo. The forest department was informed. They rushed to the spot along with the police from the Matiali police station. All efforts of moving the leopard out of the kitchen went into vain. Later the leopard was tranquilised and taken to Lataguri rescue center. “We will release the leopard in the wild later,” stated a forest official.