The incident was reported from Dhamangaon locality in Nashik district of Maharashtra
The Hush Post: It was a bizarre sight for Manisha Barde, a housewife from Dhamangaon locality in Nashik district of Maharashtra when she saw a leopard cub sleeping next to her two kids under a mosquito net. But Manisha did not panic and her sensible act not only saved her kids but also the cub.
It was early Monday morning this week when Manisha Barde on entering her house she spotted a leopard cub sleeping next to her two kids under a mosquito net, a report said.
“I was terrified but did not panic. There was no electricity. I had stepped out just 15 minutes and had left the door open. I slowly pulled out my children from under the net. Once everyone was outside the house, we informed other villagers and the forest department,” Manisha Barde was quoted as saying in the report.
The incident was reported from Dhamangaon locality in Igatpuri of Nashik district. The leopard cub was rescued by the forest department in about one hour, it was reported.
According to forest officer Gorakshyanath Jadhav, this was the same cub that had been rescued from a well near Dhamangaon last month and its mother was killed in a road accident on July 18, the report said.
“When we had reached the site, we ensured the area was cordoned off. Since the leopard was too young, tranquilising it was not an option. We used mosquito net to prevent the cub from running away and brought his outside the house safely,” Jadhav was quoted as saying in the report.
The forest officer reportedly said the leopard cub has been kept at the forest office for now.
“A medical examination revealed the cub is healthy. However, since he is too young to hunt, we haven’t released him back into the wild. We will wait for orders from our seniors at Nagpur office,” the officer was further quoted.