The leopard seen peeking through the bathroom window. Photo: YouTube

A wild leopard caused panic in a village in India when it snuck into a house in a residential area. Wildlife workers spent one hour getting the big cat out.

At about 9 am on March 7, the leopard entered the residential area near the Red Rocks Cinema in the Ramnagar district of Palwal, Haryana, The Indian Express reported. The leopard was seen inside the house of a local sugar mill director when a friend came to visit him.

Villagers lured the big cat into the bathroom and locked it in. Forest officers were sent to the scene and an operation lasting for about an hour ended when the 60kg leopard was tranquilized at 1:15 pm.

Vinod Kumar, the additional principal chief conservator of forest, Haryana, said the leopard was safe after being tranquilized and that a medical screening was scheduled for the big cat.

Local resident Sumit Kumar said residents were terrified to see the wild animal in a densely populated area. They were thankful for the wildlife workers’ efforts in diffusing the situation.

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