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Leopard Attack In India, 11 People Injured (DISTURBING PHOTOS)

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LEOPARD ATTACK INDIA
A leopard (Panthera pardus) pounces on a forest guard at Prakash Nagar village near Salugara on the outskirts of Siliguri on July 19, 2011. 11 people were injured by the leopard after the feline strayed into the village area before it was caught by forestry department officials. Forest officials made several attempt to tranquilised the full grown leopard that was wandering through a part of the densely populated city when curious crowds startled the animal, a wildlife official said. AFP PHOTO/Di | Getty

A leopard attack in the Indian village of Prakash Nagar has left 11 people injured, the AP reports.

The animal strayed into the village on Tuesday and became startled by a crowd of onlookers, according to a wildlife official.

Forest guards eventually tranquilized the animal after several attempts.

The Hindu News reports that the animal later died at a veterinary hospital from injuries sustained during the attack.

Leopards are occasional visitors to the village, according to the Daily Mail.

See DISTURBING, GRAPHIC photos of the incident below:

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