In India, villagers recently made a startling discovery in a well where a wild leopard had fallen and become trapped. In the included video, the animal can be seen ensnared at the bottom of the well, and he looks to be extremely frightened. At the time of the mishap, forest officials were under the impression that the large cat had accidentally fallen into the well at nighttime when visibility was low.
With the help of villagers and locals, forest officials created a ladder mechanism to give the leopard a way to escape the pit. Amidst the rescue mission, threatening growls emanated from the cat, but they didn’t deter the people from the goal at hand.
Those involved in the rescue effort poured water onto the cat in hopes of moving and ultimately luring him towards the ladder mechanism. Within moments, the cat sees the ladder and makes a quick escape!
Awesome World, the video publisher, reports that the cat sustained minor injuries and was immediately treated after the rescue. Once the leopard was back in good health, he was released back into the wild. This is truly a touching story of heroism, and it’s one you’ll want to share with friends and family!