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Leopard On The Loose In India, Bites Man On Bottom (VIDEO)

22/04/2014 14:18 BST | Updated 22/04/2014 14:59 BST

A leopard was loose in a west Indian village for four hours - but thankfully the only casualty was a man's bottom.

The leopard sprung from the roof of a house in Ballarpur, Maharashtra, prompting people to flee.

One man wasn't fast enough. The animal bit him on the backside just as he tried to jump a brick wall to get away from it.

The big cat then jumped down and fled rather than take on locals who had armed themselves with sticks to contain it.

It sought refuge in the home's bathroom and was later captured. The Indian Forestry Department plans to release it back into the wild and the bitten man was not badly hurt, Sky News reported.

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