In Mangaluru, a female leopard fell into the well at Valavooru in Thumbe on outskirts of the city. Later rescued the leopard by forest department officials. According to local residents the leopard fell into well when chasing the domestic dogs. Local resident Mr Poojary said the dogs saw the leopard and started barking. Before this the leopard already swallowed a hen also. Angry leopard started chasing the dogs and unfortunately it fell into the well.
Local residents informed the gram panchayat president who in turn informed to forest department, police department, fire fighters. After couple of hours started rescue operation with the help of fire personnel spread a thick net around the well, fixed a cage to it and using a ladder pulled the leopard out. The leopard shifted to Dr Shivaram Biological Park at Vamanjoor.