Throughout the three-hour rescue operation, the leopard remained defiantly angry at everyone and everything. But, without the swift response of rescuers, her days would have ended in that well.
"Leopards are often spotted in this area," Kartick Satyanarayan, cofounder of Wildlife SOS, said in a press release. "There are several sugarcane fields that provide a safe cover to these animals, who are struggling to find a foothold in the vanishing forests due to unwarranted invasion of their natural habitat."
After a thorough medical checkup at the Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Centre, run by Wildlife SOS, she was released back into the wild. And villagers were able to use the well again, without having to worry about angering a leopard.