It could have turned out terribly.
When a young leopard wandered into a neighborhood and got trapped in a residential garden, no one knew what, exactly, to do.
But because the community members in this area of Kenya are used to sharing their land with wild animals, they knew that the majestic animal deserved help, not harm. So they called Lewa Wildlife Conservancy for help, and Lewa dispatched a rescue team of experts.
But the leopard, a young male who had already spent an entire night in the garden, was scared. He had "never been surrounded by a human crowd," Wanjiku Kinuthia, of Lewa, told The Dodo, "and therefore [he was] understandably aggressive."
The team searched for nearly three hours before they found where he was hiding.