30/09/2015 4:47 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Thirsty Leopard Gets Its Head Stuck In Metal Pot, Rescued After 6 Claustrophic Hours

A thirsty leopard got its head stuck in a metal pot in Sardul Kheda village of Rajasthan's Rajsamand district on Wednesday as it strayed into human habitat in search water, according to reports.

For six hours, the confused and possibly terrified animal ran helter skelter as a crowd gathered to watch it struggle to get the pot off. Times Now reported that it took forest officials six to eight hours to tranquilize the leopard and saw the pot off its head.


(Times Now Screengrab)

Fortunately, none of the people who gathered at the spot provoked or harmed the animal in any way. The report said that officials arrived after three hours and then took a while to tranquilize the animal as it kept running around.

It was finally released into the wild.

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