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Grandmother slays leopard with
sickle in 30-minute battle

Wall Street Journal, by Vibhuti Agarwal

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Posted By:Hazymac, 8/30/2014 1:06:53 PM

Kamla Negi, a 56-year-old rice farmer and grandmother from a small village in northern India, fought a battle to the death with a wild leopard—and won. She was walking home Sunday when the big cat leapt at her on a quiet path in her village in India’s hilly state of Uttarakhand. “It pounced on me suddenly from the front,” Ms. Negi told The Wall Street Journal in a telephone interview from her bed in an Uttarkhand hospital, where she is recuperating from her ordeal. “Its claws and teeth were on my throat. I could hear it breathing.” Luckily she was

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"Tough mama! Meat shakin´ on your bones...." (Bob Dylan, from Planet Waves, 1973)

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: G-Tom, 8/30/2014 1:41:25 PM     (No. 9987382)



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Reply 2 - Posted by: G-Tom, 8/30/2014 1:42:13 PM     (No. 9987384)

WHo and where does she sue???


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Reply 3 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 8/30/2014 2:18:34 PM     (No. 9987413)

Horrific! That would cause nightmares for quite a while. The leopard is bigger than the woman. She will have battle scars to show for her bravery. Bless her to heal quickly.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 8/30/2014 2:37:32 PM     (No. 9987428)

It´s horrible, but it is also a reminder of what a top predator humans are.

An older female human with a pointy stick can kill leopard.

Even if it "got" her, the odds of the leopard being seriously injured (which is death of another kind in the wild -- starvation or disease) were probably 99%.

No wonder most animals leave us alone if we take the most basic of precautions (e.g., a big stick).

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Reply 5 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 8/30/2014 2:39:17 PM     (No. 9987430)

Will PETA sue her?????

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 8/30/2014 3:08:09 PM     (No. 9987455)

Example 6,999,999,999 of someone I would rather have as commander in chief.

Go gett´em, granny!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: QRP, 8/30/2014 3:48:29 PM     (No. 9987487)

This sort of puts to the lie the theory anthropologists like to spout - namely that the only reason we are here is we don´t taste good, we smell bad, and we can climb trees.
Being able to kill leopards with sticks sure does change the balance of power.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: GW_Rider, 8/30/2014 3:48:39 PM     (No. 9987488)

To learn more about the big cats of India read any of the Jim Corbett books. Corbett seemed to think the leopards were more dangerous to humans than the tigers.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/30/2014 3:58:42 PM     (No. 9987499)

I think the Republicans have found their campaign manager!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: PageTurner, 8/30/2014 4:04:11 PM     (No. 9987503)

I hope she got a nice fur coat out of it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Esg, 8/30/2014 4:59:12 PM     (No. 9987554)

Did global climate change cause the attack?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lavalette, 8/30/2014 6:03:18 PM     (No. 9987609)

Now she only has to survive a lawsuit from the World Wildlife Fund.

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