A leopard was caught on CCTV footage attacking a dog at the Bombay Veterinary college early Friday morning. The footage, tweeted by ANI, shows the leopard pouncing on a dog on the steps of the hostel. The dog is pinned down by the leopard, but he later leaves the dog and runs away. The girls hostel is in the neighborhood of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Reportedly, a lot of wild animals are usually seen near the campus.
This isn’t the first time that leopard attacks have taken place in Aarey Milk colony. In the month of May, a woman had saved her three-year-old baby from the claws of a leopard. A similar incident had occurred in Khadakpada sometime back. A study undertaken by the SGNP in collaboration with the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) from December 2014 to April 2015 found 35 free-roaming leopards across a 140 sq km area, including places outside SGNP, Nagla forest block across Vasai Creek and Aarey Milk Colony.
The forest department has taken a notice of these repeated leopard attacks. In order to ensure safety of those residing in the nearby areas, awareness drives are being conducted by the department.
— ANI (@ANI_news) June 14, 2017